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Re: [Killietalk] Killietalk Digest, Vol 70, Issue 8
> Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 09:18:04 -0400
> From: leeh920226 <leeh920226 at aol_com>
> Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Charlie Glut sand spawning method (was:
> Spawningnothos over sand)
> To: "micro at earlblewett_net, killifish discussion list"
> <killietalk at aka_org>
> On May 7, 2009, at 9:09:57 AM, "Earl Blewett" <micro at earlblewett_net> wrote:
> Greensand is supposed to work. I have a bag of it but have never used it. I
> got it from Gardeners Supply Company.?
> I have used greensand successfully for collecting Nothobranchius and Simpsonichthys eggs. However, it is a bit of a nuisance because of water cloudiness and seems to damage eggs somewhat. Easy to separate because of size and density differences. Glass beads of the proper size also work and do not cloud the water. I have heard reports of fish eating the glass beads thinking they are eggs.?
> Lee Harper
> Media, PA
I used the greensand technique for awhile, but it did seem to 'abrade' the eggs; Same fish over coir or peatmoss yielded a lot more eggs/fry. You *really* have to rinse it *a lot* to get the clay out of it.
Matt (2 weeks till AKA 2009!)
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