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greg
5th November 2004, 13:41
Can anyone recommend a company from which I can order live blackworms or tubifex in the U.S.? The local store rarely has them now and when they do the quality is very poor.

Greg

edward
5th November 2004, 16:43
Hi Greg,
Here is where we get them at work

http://aquaticfoods.com

Ed

jennifer
5th November 2004, 23:05
Other than "starter cultures" of tubifex, Aquatic Foods is the ONLY place I know of that sells them. With the shipping and handling charges, the minimum order is about US$22. But blackworms are essential enough to me that I buy them anyway.

One other option to consider is some kind of cooperative arrangement with a local pet shop (e.g., they get a larger order and split it with you ON THE DAY IT IS RECEIVED). Sadly, pet shops take care of their blackworms even less well than they care for other animals, so the worms deteriorate rapidly there.