Blood Worms

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Blood worm are not actually a worm but the larvae stage of a midge that is similar in size and shape to a mosquito, however it does not bite or carry...
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Blood worm are not actually a worm but the larvae stage of a midge that is similar in size and shape to a mosquito, however it does not bite or carry disease. Growing to around 25mm in length, it normally takes around two weeks from hatching to pupating.  However, this is temperature dependent and can be extended significantly when kept refrigerated.

Blood worms live in the top few centimeters of mud in freshwater ponds and breathe by leaving their tail out of the mud and waving it in the water, feeding on microscopic particles.  They are a natural and nutritious food for freshwater fish and you will find even the pickiest of feeders will relish them.  Similar dry matter content to other live foods with around 60% protein and 15% lipids but also containing iron in the hemoglobin type substance that gives them their red color.

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