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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #130
In a message dated 3/2/00 2:52:17 PM US Central Standard Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 12:51:23 -0600
From: Devan Griffin <dustgrif at gpt_infi.net>
Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #129
Please let me know if I did this right? About daphnia, would it work in
an outdoor pond ?? Thanks Dust >>
I had great success adding daphnia magna to an outdoor rainwater pond last
Spring when the weather warmed up. It eventually died out when it got very
hot; water temperatures were ~90*F at the bottom.
When I cleaned the pond out last Fall, I saved several buckets of pond water
and mulm. When the temperatures reached the freezing zone, I put the buckets
in my mostly dark basement. Much to my surprise, the culture came back.
Since it has been unseasonably warm, I recently added some of the culture
back in to the pond. I expect the culture to take off again.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA