Chopped Blackworms: How long until they foul the tank?

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I've got about 50-60 Hypselotriton orientalis larvae who are now big enough to eat chopped black worms but i was curious as to how long the chopped worms stay alive? I've been feeding them on fairy shrimp, baby daphnia and grindal/white worms but I'd like them to have as nutritious and varied diet as possible.

If I begin feeding primarily on chopped black worms, do I have to worry about cleaning up uneaten food as quickly as I do white worms or do they stay alive like a night crawler once its been chopped?
 

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If chopped in larger pieces, they will not die right away. But, even though blackworms can reproduce by dividing, this chopping is an injury from which a large number of worms will simply die. Try to feed only an amount your animals can eat in a few hours. Or choose a smaller species of worm.
 
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