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Re: [Killietalk] Water incubation of annuals
Does anyone use the system invented by Howard Gibbs? Howard was a master
breeder who achieved incredibly short incubation times for peat spawners.
He hung bags with peat and eggs in a row. Using a sealed system, an air
pump was bubbled through a jar of water and then the air went into the bags
with peat. This system provided both oxygen and humidity to the bags. The
hatch occurred in weeks instead of months.
Howard's method is described somewhere. I'm not sure if it was in JAKA or
in a Bay Area Killifish Association newsletter.
Allan from Arizona
Chilling with highs in the low 60s
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 03:50:29 -0500
From: Fred Behrmann <athensaquatics at juno_com>
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Water incubation of annuals
To: killietalk at aka_org
Hi Lee, I use oversized bags, not ones just big enough to hold the peat.
BTW , I never even break up ball because I figure somewhere inside it
the conditions are just right ( temp and moisture and oxygen) for some of
the eggs. So the short answer is no but you have to make a seal as tight
(air and water tight) as if the bag contained your favorite pair of fish.
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