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Old 12th December 2004   #1 (permalink)
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Aquatic Foods as a source of Blackworms.

If people haven't heard of them yet (I know Jen does a great job of promoting blackworms as an excellent food source), I would like to list Aquatic Foods as a reputable supplier.

I have ordered from them many times with no problems at all. The first order came when it was in the high 80's in August and this last one in the mid 30's. I have had no problems with the quality of their product and they deliver promptly as well.

Jen, thanks for turning me onto these guys and hopefully more people will give them a try. I have been very satisfied.

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wow, a year has passed!! I would like to update that aquatic foods is still a nice supplier of blackworms. They are now charging extra for gas however, the cost of a pound comes out to 30 bucks or so for that quanity.

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I just noticed AF just posted a classified ad and wanted to vouch for them.

I've had lots of problems with another blackworm dealer that I won't name, but Aquatic Foods has been great. Worms arrive on time and in good health, and orders are shipped promptly. As of this post, I have never had a single complaint against Aquatic Foods and would recommend them to anyone curious about their ad.



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Up until recently I have only been getting my blackworms from af. They've always delivered quality, except once when fedex delayed them, but they sent a new pound the next day. The only reason I don't order from them is because I found a local fish breeder who sells them for half the price (but I'm sure he gets his from aquaticfoods.net/).



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Just got my second order from Aquatic Foods. 3/4lb this time and they arrived beautifully even though Fedex misdelivered and I got them a day later. They arrived healthy, clean, and fat. I got good service from Dan and his customer rep! Best yet is I got overnight delivery, 3/4lb, and another worm keeper and the total was only around $32. I highly recommend them.



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I am thinking about ordering 1lb this time. I got great service last time. I will report back with my experience. This will be my third order so far. So far nothing but plump, fat wiggly worms. My aquatic newts love them.



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I have had nothing but problems with these folks. I purchase worms from a reseller on Aquabid for half the price, shipping included.



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I had a not so good exchange with them this time. They wanted $65 delivered , for 1.5 lbs, and two worm keepers. I found a reseller off of aquabid and spent $24 delivered. Not sure why aquaticfoods prices soared. I was a multiple buyer from them and felt like that didn't matter. If it was only a couple $buck difference I would have stuck with them. And yes I am subtracting the cost of the two keepers from the $65. Next time I need worms I will still have them quote, because I haven't had any quality issue.s



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So you got 3/4 lb for $32 the first time, and they quoted you $65 for 1.5 lbs the 2nd time - there's really no difference in price there, so why was this not such a good exchange compared to the last time? Am I missing something here?



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A large fraction of the cost is the overnight shipping, so the price should not scale linearly. I think Merk was mis-charged for the 1.5-lb order. I've been paying about $32 for 1-lb shipments from them.

Unfortunately, customer service at Aquatic Foods has always been so-so. There have been numerous minor complaints, and even a couple of responses on this forum from the owner, but no great improvement in the overall ordering/communication system they have. They do issue credits in cases where the worms arrive in bad shape. I really wish they would set up a nice online order system.

On the plus side, they do sell the freshest product. Anyplace else you buy them will be selling them second-hand.



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Thanks for clearing that up Jen; complete oversight on the cost of overnight shipping on my part.

This is the point in time where palm meets forehead, and a big ol' "duh" is heard muttered from my lips.




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