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Grindal Worm Starter Culture

Grindal Worms

Enchytraeus Buchholzi

About a half sandwich bag full of clean substrate and grindle worms, this is one of the largest starter cultures you can get for $6. Here is the care guide:

Supplies you’ll need:

Peat moss, organic coconut fibers, or organic potting soil

Fish food, cat food, cat treats, or dog food

Container (Length is more important than height)

(Optional) plastic canvas and small clear lid

Setting up your culture:

Get your container

Poke air holes in the lid

Put small pieces of paper towel on the holes with tape around the perimeter hole

Put about 1-3 inches of substrate in (Varying on the size of your container)

Add your starter culture in the middle (Be sure to even it out)

Add you plastic canvas on top of where you put your starter culture

Add your food (Fish food, cat food, cat treats, or dog food) on top of the canvas

Add the small clear lid on top of the food and press firmly


Open up your culture

Pick up the small clear lid (There should be small grindal worms stuck on the lid)

You can either shake the clear lid or the plastic canvas into your fish tank

Refeed your worms

Repeat the harvesting process if needed


Every 1 to 2 months your culture will become full of waste. Therefore you have to do this thing called reculturing. I reculture often to prevent any crashes. To reculture it’s very similar to setting up your culture.

1-2 weeks before the 1-2 month mark start transitioning your worms off to one side of your container

After the worms are fully transitioned to the one side then take out half the substrate on the side there are no worms on

Replace with new substrate

Start transitioning your worms over to the side with the new substrate

Then after your worms are transitioned your culture will be good to go for the next month or 2

Then reculture again

What to do if your culture crashes:

If your culture crashes don’t give up hope. I would wait 1-2 weeks feeding and caring for the culture and removing moldy food. If there are no signs of life after 1-2 weeks I would toss that and get a new culture.

Any questions regarding your worms or any live food cultures email:

Current Price: $6.00

Stock Level: 4

Seller Info

Store Name: Farrell's Fish & More!

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Seller Location: NY, United States

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