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Different types of worms

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frank

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Hi,
I have a worm farm that I use to compost all my household green waste, it has tiger worms in it (Eisenia Foetida), but it also has smaller white coloured worms that I think are
Entrachyadids, my axolotls are still too little to take the tiger worms yet, (the biggest is only 4cm!) will the entrachyadids be okay?
 
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jennifer

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The white worms should be OK for the axolotls. But a diet of mainly white worms may not be the best nutrition. Vary them with other foods. It may help to culture (or gutload) the whiteworms separately, feeding them fish food or axolotl pellets before you use them.
 
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wm.

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I would like to raise worms for food to my newts. I would rather not like to compost. I want a worm that everybody will eat. I now use Canadian Night Crawlers. They are large so I have to cut them up. Either young CNC or another smaller worm would be better. Any suggestions?
 
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jameswei

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a question i wouldlike to ask, is it possible to be allergic to earthworms? i swore that as i was holding the europenan nightcrawler my throat and lungs started to give way... maybe i was imagining things... or maybe it was something else... but has anyone heard of such an allergen..
 
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jennifer

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Gordon, you might want to try an experiment with CNC (Lumbricus terrestris) and see if you can get them to reproduce. I've heard that they need different growing conditions than the compost worms, but I've never tried to grow them. The main thing though is that they need to be cool... they don't like to get over 70F. And I suspect that they reproduce very slowly.

James, I have heard of people being allergic to blackworms or to bloodworms (two separate allergies). So it's entirely possible that you could be allergic to earthworms (which are very closely related to blackworms).
 
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worried

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My axolotls have been loving the white worms I've been feeding them, and are now of a size where they seem to be big enough to eat baby tiger worms from the worm far, so I gave some to them last night, one gobbled his/her one down in an instant, the others seemed not to like them, and spat them out. Then a couple of hours later the one who had eaten the worm started vomitting! Any ideas why? The worms seemed to have dirt in their tummies, as worms do, would that have made the axie sick? But if that is so, I don't understand how they could eat earth worms at all....
 
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macbean

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It is unlikely you have had an allergic reaction to earthworms from the details you have given. The most common indication of an allergic reaction to a substance/animal is for a rash to develop around the skin that came into contact with it.
However it may just be your developing hayfever
 
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kelly

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Your axolotl could be being sick because of the yellow-green excretions of the tiger worms (Eisenia Foetida) as posted in Culturing Earthworms thread in this forum (sorry I haven't worked out how to post a link to that thread, maybe someone else can help?). I don't really know anything about worms but I thought I'd point out the link between your axie problem and the other thread. Hope it helps.
 
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  • blubford:
    my idea was to have two one in the tank and one freezing and by the time the first melts i switch it out with the one freezing and repeat
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  • blubford:
    and for the land i think they can just go into the water to cool off
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  • axolotl nerd:
    yeah i think that sounds like a good plan :)
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  • NeilP:
    Hello
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  • NeilP:
    I have two axolotls (one boy and one girl) and I recently changed them to feeding every other day. Since then, the female has lost two gils and then red marks appeared on two of her legs Which my local aquatic centre said looked like bite marks rather than red leg) and this morning, the female's front left leg is having on by a thread. I was going to the by a divider for my tank to stop them mating but now it seems I need to buy it asap to stop the male eating the female. I have a 125 ltr tank so space should not be an issue, but does anyone have any advice and will the female need a salt bath or anything else?
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  • the:
    she should be ok as axolotls can regenerate limbs, the only this i would say is to mabey feed the male more as this type of behavuor is uslay down to hunger.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    hey, anyone know how long bloodworms can stay in an axolotl tank before they begin to rot and cause an ammonia spike?
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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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  • the:
    ooff
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  • the:
    good luck recycling the tank!
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  • Roach:
    do the classifieds still exist?
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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  • Asmold1:
    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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  • JulMl:
    Thank you so much !!
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  • Asmold1:
    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Asmold1: I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case +2
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