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Re: how do you boil yarn?
Grab a large handful of java moss. Using one strand of yarn, twine, or
other string, tie a knot rather tightly around the middle of the moss.
Fluff out the ends. Now you have a natural mop complete with baby fish food
(infusoria). The tie around the middle gives a dense spot for the fish to
deposit eggs, and prevents them from cruising through the mop for breakfast.
Works for me.
You can pick the eggs or simply take the mop off to a rearing container
and add another java mop. I am about to start on a four week rotation
schedule. Five mops, one in the breeding box. After a week take it off to
a hatch out container. Add the second mop. Week later take it off. And so
on. After a month, the four week old mop will go back in the breeding
container. I figure that by that time MOST of the babies will have hatched
Be very careful not to mix mops among different species. I keep getting
E. dageti spring up in unlikely places.
----- Original Message -----
From: Doug Karpa-Wilson <dkarpawi at indiana_edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 22:41
Subject: how do you boil yarn?
> I'm untangling yarn right now. Attempt number one was to make the mop,
> then boil. Not clever. Then I took the yarn, wrapped around a bottle and
> boiled that, but much of it came off. Now, I'm thinking some kind of
> would be good to use. What methods do you use?
> Doug Karpa-Wilson
> 1821 S. Maxwell St.
> Bloomington, IN 47401
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