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Larry I have a species of Florida daphnia that does well in warmer climate.
Mine thrive in the summer as long as their kept cooler in the shade, in
Florida cooler means like 78f! not 95f They do seem to not do well in the
cold however and they really slow down when it gets below 40f in the 30's
they start to die off but leave plenty of eggs. I have been keeping them
going all year round so far with just a few lapses when the weather got a
little cold a few times for us this year. Contact me off list if you would
Back to the Cyclops yes I would like to compare notes on the Cyclops! I have
a very good friend who is a retired biologist who loves to help me with my
hobby when it involves questions such as these. He has a lake on his
property that at one time we would put a light out at night and come back
with a plankton net and we were able to collect all the Cyclops we wanted!
Boy I wish I had those Cyclops now!. The problem is now is there has been a
very severe drought in Florida and the lake is down big time. However given
the fact that we were able to collect the Cyclops in such vast quantities I
am lead to believe that they can be cultured in the same quantities. ever
since I have been doing the daphnia I have lost interest in the Cyclops but
with the advice of I think I have a renewed interest in this copepod!
Perhaps Cyclops ma be the very food the Diapterons are eating! I have raised
many tropicals on Cyclops and the results are excellent. I am going to be
collecting these fellows this week so I will report back with any new
information. Given that this is a Florida species they may prefer the warmer
climate as well. One last point My friend Glen told me that at one point
Daphnia were the dominant copepod in his lake and at some point 10 years ago
Cyclops became the dominant player. One last note is that there are at least
4 species of Killie fish that I have collected from this lake, all native
species of course Fundulus sp. Lucania etc...
----- Original Message -----
From: <BizEcology at aol_com>
To: <KillieTalk at aka_org>
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: cyclops
> FWIW, lfscultures.com sells cyclops cultures which they call "an
> intermediate food between rotifers and daphinia."
> I may order some cultures from them to see how they do. One thing,
> is that they don't have moina. My basement stays close to 70 year round,
> gets somewhat warmer in the summer. I don't think wither pulex or magna
> would do well under those temperatures. Anyone have a source for a moina
> <<** Larry **>>
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