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Re: Harvesting brine shrimp
In response to Dave Koran's note -
Dave, I think you can increase the speed of your hatch by adding light
and perhaps raising the jars off the floor where it's a bit warmer, but
mostly by adding an overhead light.
I've raised American fairy shrimp collected from Alabama. The eggs are
quite few compared with brine shrimp, do not float, are mixed with the debris
at the bottom of the container (you really can't see them very well), and
have a different pattern to the cyst than Artemia, so they do look quite
different. But they are not worth culturing. Also, I think the adults eat the
nauplii, as I never got a culture to keep producing, but had to harvest the
gunk, dry it on newspaper for a couple of months, and then hatch it anew to
start another culture. Too much trouble for too few adults.
Any time you can come up with a great deal on cans of brine shrimp eggs,
send a flash and I'll load up on cans too. Today's prices are outrageous, but
we've got to have brine shrimp cysts no matter what.
Robert J. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Robert J. Goldstein & Associates, Inc.
Durant Office and Industrial Park
8480 Garvey Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27616-3175
Tel (919) 872-1174 Fax (919) 872-9214
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