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Re: Adult Brine Shrimp



Hi Erik,
  I'm in upstate New York and the summer temp. are from the mid 80s day time
(occasionaly.90F) to the mid 60s night time. Best production does seem to be
in the hottest weather although I actually scapped out a few shrimp last
Thanksgiving.. But I think alot of sunlight is more important.  The sides
and the bottom of the tubs get coated with a slimy green algae as well as
all the considerable debris (mostly leaves) that happen to blow into the
tubs. The water, over time,  takes on a distinct yellowish coloration
(almost urine like). It looks pretty hideous. But the shrimp seem to thrive
in it.  I simply keep the tubs topped up with fresh water from the hose
since evaporation is quite rapid in the full sun. Remember though.... even 5
lbs of shrimp per summer season  from (4)  25 gal tubs translates to only
about 1 oz of shrimp per tub per week.  Now......if I had 12 tubs???
..............................................................Ron
---- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Pfingstner" <erikpfingstner at freenet_de>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:18 AM
Subject: AW: Adult Brine Shrimp


> Hi Ron,
>
> Tell me where are you living and what are your temperatures like?
>
> Erik
>
>
> > -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: owner-killietalk at aka_org [mailto:owner-killietalk at aka_org]Im
> > Auftrag von Ron Schulz
> > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 25. Juli 2002 03:02
> > An: killietalk at aka_org
> > Betreff: Re: Adult Brine Shrimp
> >
> >
> > Hi Gary,
> >   I currently have (4) approx 25 gal plastic tubs devoted to raising
adult
> > brine. They sit next to the house foundation (southeast exposure)
> > under the
> > roof overhang (prevents rain from getting in) I estimate I
> > harvest about 4-5
> > ounces of adult shrimp per week during the peak time (mid June - mid
Sept)
> > and perhaps 2 ounces per week (May 1-June 15 and Sept 15 to Oct 30)  or
> > perhaps about 5 lb for the season. They seem to feed exclusively on
algae.
> > As long as one is satisfied with moderate production....nothing could be
> > easier. Also, the brine shrimp peak when my moina cultures invariably
slow
> > down......................................Ron
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "gary l meyers" <garymeyers at juno_com>
> > To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:35 PM
> > Subject: Adult Brine Shrimp
> >
> >
> > > I emptied 4 1-gallon brine shrimp hatcheries into a 5-gallon bucket
and
> > > set it out in the back yard (concealed but receiving direct sunlight
and
> > > rainwater) .  It's been there for about 3 months now and rain water
has
> > > filled it to the brim.   It is interesting that a few - nearly
invisible
> > > - bbs have matured , laid eggs and those eggs have hatched and now the
> > > bucket is teeming with all sizes of brine shrimp from newly hatched to
> > > full grown adults.    I suppose it may be worth trying to
> > cultivate those
> > > rascals after seeing the results in the bucket.  Anyone else
> > have similar
> > > experience ?
> > >
> > > Gary In St. Louis
> > >
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