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Re: [Fwd: Re: Invert cultures]
Pardon my ignorance; But, what are ostracods? What are its merits as live
food? Is it easy to maintain a culture of ostracods?
Joe in Pelham, NY
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From: Wright Huntley <huntley1 at home_com>
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Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2000 4:07 PM
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Invert cultures]
> Well, I couldn't resist. I ran a quick test.
> Two glasses containing about 125cc of water full of Daphnia (presume
> Ostracods and mosquito larvae, were filled yesterday.
> I added 1cc of "Amquel" to one glass. I admit this is *strong* but that's
> what Mach implied, below.
> After several hours, no obvious difference. Maybe "Amquel" doesn't hurt
> them? NOT!
> The mosquito wrigglers and the Daphnia are all dead, today, in the test
> glass, while all are going strong in the untreated water. Overnight the
> stuff killed them all.
> It's interesting that the Ostracods are still going fairly strong. That's
> probably why they have tended to take over my Daphnia cultures after a
> while. They are closer to the bottom than in the control glass, but they
> have no Daphnia or larvae stirring them up, either, so that may mean
> Bottom line is don't use "Amquel" in your invert food tanks. Thanks Mach.
> didn't really doubt you, but my mother came from Missouri and some of that
> rubbed off on me. :-)]
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Invert cultures
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 02:29:50 -0800
> From: Wright Huntley <huntley1 at home_com>
> Organization: HOLOGRAF
> To: killietalk at aka_org
> References: <388dde1b.1628.0 at aye_net>
> "Mach T. Fukada" wrote:
> > Watch out for Amquel. It has wiped out my moina cultures in the past.
> > Daphnia & moina may be sensitive to large concentrations of the stuff in
> > the water.
> Wow! That may have happened to me, too. I have used it in my big daphnia
> tub, and never correlated it with the mysterious crashes I have had. That
> could well be why.
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