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Re: [Killietalk] Feeding Brine Shrimp
Airwreck <Airwreck at airwreck_com> wrote:
With vast wealth of knowledge you folks have. Has anybody come up with a way to feed baby brine shrimp to permit them to grow to adulthood??? There is really no live food here on the island except mosquito larva, but that involves a risk of Dengue Fever and my white worms culture died..SIGH and I haven't gotten any more in the system to get here.
Any suggestions would be helpful
[This thread really shows the problem when folks don't put a location in
their messages every time.]
This thread was covered extensively a couple of years ago, as I recall.
Robert Nhan and I both demonstrated a way to grow useful amounts in
outdoor tubs. It mostly involved using a substrate containing mud from
the bay area eveporation ponds to produce saline bacteria that they
normally feed on. Any other attempts yielded few adults or fouled water
that killed them all.
We stopped after doing the proof, for we only lived 5 miles from the
ponds and could collect all we needed, there. As collected they were
gut-loaded and more nutricious than the starved ones from the store.
High salinity isn't needed or a good idea, IMHO. In nature, it keeps out
predatory fish so they are only found in hypersaline locations like the
evaporation ponds or the GSL. They live-bear and grow better at somewhat
Find some estuary salty mud and try raising them over that. For food, I
just let fallen leaves decay in the tub, but I'm sure some fine foods to
feed the saline bacteria would work OK if fed lightly.
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