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RE: Vinegar eels?
At 05:37 AM 7/19/01 -0800, you wrote:
>I have a couple questions
>What is the required on an on going bases and schedule in order to have or
>maintain a continuous productive Vinegar eel culture ?
I culture them in gallon jars, with 50% cider vinegar and a couple of
slices of apples. The cultures will last forever. When I had to move from
NY to OR and was not actively keeping fish for almost 2 years I just
brought the two jars, with vinegar, with me in the U-Haul. I had them lying
around in the garage until my fishroom was built, then lying around in the
fishroom until I started hatching some fry. They were still viable and had
harvestable eels in them. As a matter of principle I just set up two new
They are the easiest small food to culture, but more difficult than some to
harvest, but you've heard some good ideas here recently. On-topic
discussion on killietalk at it's best!
>How can one tell when it's time to re-set a Vinegar eel culture / start a
>new one ? Other than some day you look and find no vinegar ells and say to
>your self "I guess that several days ago I should have re-set these
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Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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