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SPAM SPAM SPAM Culturing daphnia with dead horses
>>>What is this about a dead horse in the river? Gularis attack?
Once again we are reminded of how our Canadian bretheren north of the border tend to do things in a "big" way. One of the difficulties they've discovered in keeping Blue Gularus as large as Killer Whales, is that their appitite is just as large. The adults do just fine on seals and other live foods, but how does one feed a lake full of fry!
Taking a cue from the recent "Dead Pussy" recipe for raising daphnia, the Canadian Killie keepers, known for their crrativity, simply increased the quantities for their basketball sized daphnia. They found that their baby "mega"-brine shrimp hatching operation in the Hudson Bay just wasn't keeping up. So Lake Winnipeg has secretly been converted into a daphnia "pond."
Members of Chicago's Shedd Aquarium have been negotiating for years to import young Canadian Blue Gularus, but the Fish & Wildlife Service has refused there permit application for fear that they could accidentally escape into the adjoining Lake Michigan and wreck havoc upon the Great Lakes ecosystem (not to mention putting boaters' and swimmers' lives at risk).
So us regular killie keepers will just have to wait and dream that someday, we'll actually get a chance to see a "Great Blue" a.k.a. Moby Sjoestedti.
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