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Re: Hatching Brine Shrimp
I use a pair of 2 liter bottles with airlines and rigid tubes to the
bottom. I use regular tap water up to the bottle's shoulder and about 10
drops or so of AmmoLock 2 to counter the chloramine. For a 2 liter bottle I
use about 1 heaping tablespoon of water softener salt. (Last time I bought
a huge bag I made sure it was 99.9% pure salt, but didn't notice I got
pellets instead of the usual crystals. Doesn't matter, works fine, 4 or 4
1/2 pellets per bottle.) Kosher salt from the grocery store works too.
Don't get iodized salt. I do no tests or measurements of any aspect of
water quality for this purpose.
I add about 1 1/2 teaspoon of brine shrimp eggs to the bottle (I
think I am the only guy around who also adds a few drops of methylene blue
to the bottle- I get lower fry mortality that way). My house is cool and
the water is about 70-72 F. It takes 2 days to be ready for harvest. I use
the bottles in rotation so one is ready each day. I harvest once in the
morning and once at night. This works great for me and has for a long time.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale Medina" <dale_a320 at yahoo_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 1:39 AM
Subject: Hatching Brine Shrimp
> I can not seem to hatch in brine shrimp eggs.
> What kind of water do I need to hatch this things..
> I just buy those eggs in a tube they sell at lfs..
> does the water need to have a specific gravity or
> amount of salt in it? Hardness of water?
> I use the standard 1 liter soda container with a small
> airpump and airline connected to a rigid tube going
> down the bottom of the container.
> any help would be appreciated.
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