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What pore size of filter mesh will hold blackworms?

This is a discussion on What pore size of filter mesh will hold blackworms? within the Tubifex, Blackworms, other aquatic worms forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; I built a custom blackworm storage/rinsing device. I used a nylon mesh (maybe 100 micron size, but I'm not sure) ...

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I built a custom blackworm storage/rinsing device. I used a nylon mesh (maybe 100 micron size, but I'm not sure) to drain the worms. It worked great at first, but the filter has quickly gotten clogged. It's glued in place, so I can't routinely change it.

I tried buying an 800-micron mesh filter bag, but that's too large - the worms wiggle through.

Does anyone know what is the largest pore size that will prevent blackworms from getting through?



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Aha, I found an answer to my own question. And - bonus - it's an interesting article about a setup for keeping blackworms at room temp. They used 450-micron mesh.
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