Australian Black Worms
Australian Black Worms are a natural food that nature provides and are readily taken by aquatic creatures and a real treat for fish. An excellent high protein food great for both Marine and Freshwater fish.
Difference between live worms and freeze dried worms
The only difference between the two is the water content of the live worms.
Australian Black Worms – Clean Food
Black Worms are grown away from farming and industrial areas. The water that the worms are grown in, up to a short time ago, came from the same water supply that we got our drinking water from.
The worms go through the same cleaning and purging procedure as if they were going to be fed live. They are then frozen in 2.5 kg blocks and loaded into the freeze drier.
A vacuum pump takes all the air out of the chamber and then raises the temperature from minus 20°C to 50°C.
Water will boil at 0°C in a vacuum, so as the frozen worms start to thaw, all moisture turns to a vapour that is then refrozen on coils inside the chamber.
The process is a little bit more complicated than that, but that is the basis of how it is done. The important thing about the freeze drying process is that it will remove all the moisture from the worms without altering the nutritional facts of the product.
The whole process of growing, cleaning and processing the worms is done at one location ensuring the best possible product.
Different ways to feed cubes.
With the cubes, press one against the inside of the tank halfway down. It should stick against the side and the fish will then show more interest in it.
Once your fish get used to freeze dried worms, they usually will take them from the surface.