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Re: Harvesting brine shrimp
On Thu, 30 Nov 2000 Rjga at aol_com wrote:
> 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.
Hmm, I wonder if this is so and under the right conditions they reproduce
via live births, like Artemia, if it were possible to set up a system to
separate the napuli from the adults like the ones used for Myssid culture
described in FAMA (regarding seahorse breeding/feeding a few years
back). I was considering trying Triops, but again they eat each other
until t here is one or two per tank and I am not sure anything would eat
th em when they are 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.
There was a special at Brine Shrimp direct for Tibetan cysts for $35 per
pound a ways back. Might be worthwhile. I have never fooled around with
this type of eggs, people have indicated that they take a bit longer to
hatch and are a bit lighter in color.... In the meanwhile as a primary
food source I am still rearing moina and can harvest a cup or so every day
provided I keep up with the feeding, water changing for the cultures on a
daily basis. It is suprising how quickly the can clear 20 gallons of
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