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Bloodworms in gel food

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I decided to throw bloodworms into my repashy mix after crushing them into a tasty soup with a mortar and pestle. I thought yesterday while touching the blocks "should I not be touching them?". I know contact with bloodworms can cause an allergy to form and normally I'm very careful and use tweezers but I always handle the blocks when they're frozen. When the blocks thaw I use tweezers to put them in the tank. I just want to ensure I'm not making any stupid mistakes haha.

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If you are fine touching them, then I don't see a problem.

I personally prefer to feed bloodworms separate though as special delicious meal for them. I think they seem to enjoy the "texture" of the little worms. :)

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I handle frozen bloodworm with bare hands, before defrosting and rinsing it in a net, which I then just empty into the tank. Its not something I relish doing but its never caused me harm. I just wash my hands after.

I think you are unlikely to develop an allergy to it if you haven't had a problem before, its probably just that some react to something in them.

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Actually, I would try not to touch them if you can avoid. Allergens require sensitization, and repeated exposure will lead to future issues.

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Actually, I would try not to touch them if you can avoid. Allergens require sensitization, and repeated exposure will lead to future issues.

this is what I thought (or knew) but I figured if theyre in the gel food and frozen would limited handling, literally from the bag to a paper towel, even count?

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I think that as long as you minimize contact, then it should be OK :)

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I always use a tweezers to handle them, even if they're frozen. That's just me, I'd rather not take chances.

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For my frozen ones, they come in a little "pill pack" so I just pop them out like you would a pill into warmed tank water to thaw a bit and then directly into the tank. But if I had to handle them I would vote to use tweezers. Not touching at all is very important!

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