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Vinegar Eels
Item #1571881802

Current Auction Time: Sun Dec 15 17:37:32 2019

Final: $4.00 First Bid $4.00
Time left 00:00 # of Bids 1 (bid history)
Started Oct 9 2019 - 08:50:02 PM Location Dyersburg TN 38024 United States
Ended Oct 23 2019 - 08:50:02 PM
Auction Closed
Seller Willyoueatworms (21/34) 10-50JustMe
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High Bidder Zeke76 (11/13) 10-50

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Vinegar eels (Turbatrix aceti) are tiny, free living, non parasitic nematodes. They live and feed off of the mother of vinegar that is found in apple cider vinegar. They are easily cultured and make a great food source for small fish. Like microworms, vinegar eels are about 2 mm long, making them a perfect first food for new fry. Vinegar eels can live in the water column of your tank for days. They constantly wiggle which in turn stimulates the natural prey drive in your fish. My vinegar eels are cultured in half 100% organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with mother of vinegar and half organic apple juice. Vinegar Eel Culturing Instructions You will need: 100% organic raw apple cider vinegar with "mother of vinegar" 100% organic apple juice A glass jar (I use a gallon size pickle jar) Coffee filter paper or a paper towel A rubber band Vinegar eel starter culture Fill the glass jar 3/4 of the way full with a 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and apple juice Add the vinegar eel culture to the jar (just pour it directly in) Cover the top of the jar with coffee filter paper or a paper towel Add the rubber band around the lip of the jar to hold the paper in place preventing pest from entering your culture Place your vinegar eels in a dark place for about 2-3 weeks to allow the culture to establish before harvesting To Harvest Your Eels: You will need: A clear, long neck wine bottle or beer bottle A funnel (or a steady a funnel plz) A piece of filter floss or polyfil (the white fluffy stuff in pillows) A string Dechlorinated water A pipette or turkey baster Paper towel or coffee filter Small rubber band Place the funnel in the neck of the glass bottle. Fill the bottle half full with a mixture of 50% apple cider vinegar and 50% apple juice Fill the rest of the bottle up, to the beginning of the neck only, with your mother culture Tie the string around the peice of filter floss. Stuff the filter floss it into the neck of the bottle until it is about 1-1.5 inches below the bottle opening. Be sure to leave your string hanging out! Now fill the empty section of the neck with dechlorinated water and add a small piece of paper towel over the top with a rubber band to secure it. Wait about 24 hours and your vinegars eels will wiggle their way up and out of the vinegar, through the filter floss, and into the fresh dechlorinated water at the top of the bottle neck. Use a pipette or a turkey baster to suck the water and eels up and dispense them into your tank. This way you get only eels and dechlorinated water and not vinegar Auction winner will receive 1 oz of vinegar eels. Shipping is with USPS priority mail at a cost of $8 Payment is through Paypal invoicing. SHIPPING POLICY I ship Monday through Wednesday only. This helps prevent loss of life due to weekend delays. I strongly urge all customers to keep a close eye on tracking using USPS tracking service. It is important that you are able to receive your package as soon as it is delivered as some species of fish and feeder cultures are very sensitive to extreme hot and cold temperatures. In most cases, I use USPS Priority Mail but some items do ship USPS First Class. Overnight mail is available upon request. After your package leaves my hands I cannot be responsible for late, delayed, damaged, lost, or stolen packages. I ship to the US only. I reserve the right to hold shipping if I feel that the weather is not within reasonable conditions. I will NOT risk the health of my stock. HOLIDAY SHIPPING POLICY I do NOT ship during holidays. If I feel that your order will not arrive without delay, I will hold shipping until the following week. I know this may be of some inconvenience but I want to make sure everyone gets a healthy package. RETURN/DOA POLICY Due to the nature of my products, I do not accept returns. If in the rare event that your culture or fish arrive dead you must send me 2 photos within 2 hours of delivery time. I will do my best to resolve any issues that you may have. **I do not guarantee live arrivals on fish that are NOT shipped express (overnight) mail.** If you have purchased a worm culture that you think may have perished during transit, do NOT throw the substrate away. It will contain viable eggs that will hatch. Instead feed and seed the culture as normal. I cannot be responsible for cultures or fish after the allotted delivery time as I cannot control how well you care for them or how long they set exposed to temperatures in mailboxes. Please note: If a replacement order of fish or a culture is needed buyer must pay for shipping. All orders will only be replaced once. If replacement attempt fails, buyer will be given a store credit for the originally ordered product excluding any shipping charges. Buyer must send email and 2 photos to: within the same 2 hour allotted delivery time before any credit is applied.

Bid History:

Bidders Bid Time Bid Comments
Zeke76 (11/13) 10-50 Oct 22 2019 - 04:01:28 AM $4.00 BUY IT NOW

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