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Re: [Killietalk] a suggestion for those who hatch out brine shrimp
I agree 100% Bro. Paul.
Brine-shrimp nets come in two coarsenesses. One is so fine the water
takes forever to run through. Those are fairly rare. Most are too coarse
and waste the smallest nauplii. Don't try to use them with the San
Francisco strain artemia. ;-)
A different solution that works very well for me is to forget the net. I
strain the salt water through and rinse in a white men's handkerchief.
[It gets a bit tan over time, but it started life as white.] To rinse, I
just bunch the kerchief around the wet nauplii and dip that part in a
wide-mouth glass of cold tap water a few times.
I toss out that bacteria-laden water, and add a little fresh to the
bottom of the glass. Inverting the wet part of the kerchief allows
dumping/washing the bbs into the water. I then use a baby medicine
dropper to feed the bbs to my fish.
Simple and effective, for me. Cheap, too. You can use old worn out
handkerchiefs. [Just check for holes! :-)]
Paul_Jablinski at notes.udayton.edu wrote
After you hatch out the brine shrimp and then you want to clean them over
fresh water, put one bounty tissue inside of your brine shrimp net and run
the water through it - this way you do not lose any of your brine shrimp.
I learned that even the best brine shrimp net causes you to lose some of
the very tiny brine shrimp.
Wright Huntley - Rt. 001 Box K36, Bishop CA 93514 - whuntley at verizon_net
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