White vs black worm

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Hello!

I just wondering if either really has an advantage over the other. I know white worms culture faster but black worms can live in the water with the larvae/fish for as long as needed to be consumed. Any thoughts/opinions? Thanks!
 

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Dear Michael, why does it have to be one if the other?
I like it that pinhead crickets and drosophila survive a couple of days in my salamander enclosures unlike chopped segments of worms which die over night and if uneaten could cause issues. Yet I prefer feeding worms but can't always get into the garden to dig them up. Plus there's the added, and fundamental, bonus that I'm offering a range of foods which will hopefully provide for the nutritional requirements of animals.
 

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Hello!

I just wondering if either really has an advantage over the other. I know white worms culture faster but black worms can live in the water with the larvae/fish for as long as needed to be consumed. Any thoughts/opinions? Thanks!
you mean nutritional value?
 

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Whiteworms are very low in minerals at around 5%, so they really need dusting with a calcium supplement if you are feeding them often. I sometimes feed my terrestrial juvies whiteworms raised on wholemeal bread with Repashy Superpig and nutrabal sprinkled on it, but I'm not sure how much ends up in the worms.
I don't know much about blackworms, they aren't that easy to find in the UK. I think If I could find a reliable supplier I'd use them a lot for raising aquatic larvae.
 

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Dear Michael, why does it have to be one if the other?
I like it that pinhead crickets and drosophila survive a couple of days in my salamander enclosures unlike chopped segments of worms which die over night and if uneaten could cause issues. Yet I prefer feeding worms but can't always get into the garden to dig them up. Plus there's the added, and fundamental, bonus that I'm offering a range of foods which will hopefully provide for the nutritional requirements of animals.

I'm just wondering cause a have a few northern 2 liner brook salamander larvae that are already on frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms, but I was just wondering cause I know they would like a variety! Not to mention I have about 100 goldfish eggs hatching right now and once they get big enough I bet they'd love live food haha
 
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