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[Killietalk] Re: Killietalk Digest, Vol 16, Issue 54
Some questions I have that I should really know, I suppose but in all my
years I have never gone after a Fp. species with very much vigor . . . I am
basically a Notho. man . . . but now is different. A Fp. species has caught
my attention BIG TIME!
1) When you put eggs ON peat (say Fp. eggs) . . . how wet is the peat? If
you push on the peat will water "surface" or is it dryer than that? I
understand that there must be some moisture but how much? I know that's a
"Wet Thumb" thing but could someone try and explain?
2) Is the surface of the peat "patted" down (not crushed) intentionally to
make a smooth surface for the eggs (not packed solid . . . I know that) or
do you intentionally make the surface rough?
3) Once you have satisfied all of the questions above and the eggs are on
the peat do you seal the eggs from any leakage of air getting in . . . ie:
if you are using a Petri dish for instance do you seal the 2 parts of the
Petri dish with tape. I understand you want to inspect for fungused eggs
and might have to un-tape the Petri dish and re-tape but do you seal the
dish or container . . . if so, are the plastic "snap-lock" containers
4) Once all of that is accomplished and the fungused eggs are removed and
you are now just waiting for hatching time would it be wise to "mist" the
eggs or just let the moisture in the peat take care of that? I understand
that the "misting" might trigger the hatching too soon but I am going to
have to go back and re-read Bob Goldstein's "reason's why killies hatch" in
that Killietalk . . . that was excellent!!!!!
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