Hey everybody! I was just wondering if I could feed my larger cats some worms from the garden as a treat? If so how do I go about cleansing them ?
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Yes, provided you've not used chemicals in your garden it's an excellent feed. You do not need to clean them, soil isn't dangerous to the fish, but if you wish you can let the worms empty their bowels by keeping them for a day in a container with damp (not wet) tissue paper.
-- Disclaimer: All I write is strictly my personal and frequently uninformed opinion, I do not speak for the Swedish Museum of Natural History or FishBase! --
Because of the climate here, there are no worms outside to speak of. I keep a colony of redworms in a shipping styro in the fish room. I simply keep them in peat I've exhausted for my blackwater tanks and drop them straight into the tank after cutting them to an edible size.
Impossible only means that somebody hasn't done it correctly yet.