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You will need the following: A small plastic container such as a clean margarine container with lid, a starter culture of microworms, food such as oatmeal, cornmeal, pablum, baby cereal or even a piece of yeast, baking yeast or brewer yeast.
 
First pinch a few holes in the lid of your culture container.  You can use a nail or knife to do this, be careful when doing this.  Then add your cereal or bread and then add water to make it to about the consistency of breakfast oatmeal.  Sprinkle a little pinch of the yeast on top and add the starter culture worms. After adding the worms, you are all set.
 
Keep it warm at a reasonable room temperature in about three or four days. You'll see millions of these tiny worms crawling up the side of your container. You can then harvest them.  Use your finger to just wipe a few thousand off the side and then swish your finger around in the tank to feed it.  When you are squishing, you can use a knife or a popicle stick to scrape the worms. You can harvest like this fro a day at a time.  If your cultures seem to be slowing down, just sprinkle a little more yeast on top and or add some more food and it should perk right up again.  But sooned or later you'll need  to start a new cultures.  To do this, just scrap off as many worms as you can. Use them as a starter culture, and repeat the steps above. It is considered good practice to keep a reserve cultures going in case your main cultures dies out unexpextedly.  You'll need to look in on the worms every few days at least because there is nothing in the world that stinks as bad as a ripe, dead micro worm culture.
 
If you need a lot of microworm in a very short time. You can place the culutres container on topr a heat source such as a flourescant light.  The heat will make worms produce faster and dim up the walls of the container much more than, normal, if you do this be sure to have back-up culture going because it's really makes them age fast.