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Re: [Killietalk] Update on my australe egg problem
In a message dated 3/24/06 12:29:56 PM, LeeH920226 at aol_com writes:
<< I will try Amquel directly and keep you informed.
I tried a drop of Amquel and the eggs did not disintegrate as rapidly but
eventually they did. I could not find any of the egg eating worms in the sample
from Amquel treatment. I also found that one drop of Clorox per two gallons of
water was just as effective as the tap water containing chlorine. I also have
learned that the eggs in tap water stay viable until hatched, but the fry die
as soon as they hatch. So, now I am changing to dechlorinated water after a
few days in tap water. So far that seem to be working and some have hatched OK.
I have also found that the same procedure works for other species that are not
as seriously impacted as this strain of australe, including orange australe,
georgiae, cyanostictum ad bitaeniatum. So, in summary, I recommend that if you
are having trouble with some or all of your eggs disintegrating after
picking, that you put them in tap water that contains chlorine, or if you are on well
water add 1 drop Clorox per 2 gallons water. Leave the eggs in this solution
for 2-3 days and then decant most of the water and replace with water that is
either dechlorinated or never contained chlorine. It really makes a difference.
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