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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #261
I also have this pop. and I'm still getting fry from bags that are over a
year old. I also find it helps to remove the fry into a separate shoe box
that has been setup for some weeks. This shoebox has Java Moss and Ramshorn
snails in it. The fry are quite small and it helps to have infusorians as a
9969 Bethel Rd
From: mfjacobs <mfjacobs at geocities_com>
To: KillieTalk at aka_org <KillieTalk at aka_org>
Date: Saturday, July 04, 1998 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #261
>Barry....I spoke with you at the AKA convention for a second about your
>N. rachovii. I got 2pr of your N. rachovii 'Beria' 91.
>My question to you dealt with the length of "dry" period for the
>rachovii. You said something like 4-6 months......and that is the
>generally accepted time for incubation for all I had read. I told you
>that almost 2 years ago I got a strain of N. rachovii from a guy who had
>originally gotten the strain from the NE USA 3-4 years ago.
>All of my efforts towards N. rachovii in the far past were nada!!!!
>Nothing, not at any time of drying. This strain I picked up, I was
>told, "...hey, 9-10 weeks and like popcorn." Well....I put the peat in
>water last night at 10 weeks and I have a bunch (maybe 50) fry that
>went off on the first wetting. Conditions......a bit wetter peat than
>what I generally saw at the convention selling room.....air conditioned
>room that is 77 degrees 24 hours a day, not really out of the
>light....just stacked on a bookshelf double bagged in zip-lock bags.
>Since I've now got some peat from your N. rachovii 'Biera (is that how
>you spell this)' what date should I put on it........do I even have a
>chance of 9-10 weeks? I realize this if Florida....but they are not
>over heated other than 77 degrees constant. The obvious answer is to
>just try it, I can't really hurt the eggs I guess....just redry and go
>about my business, but I really wanted to speak with you about this but
>you were awfully busy at the convention. I guess that I am asking if I
>may be doing something, unknowngly that is speeding up the "dry" time,
>or is the other rachovii just "aquariumnized" after all of these
>years.....course that brings up other questions......such as how long
>does it take to do that etc.
>Looking forward to the "black rachovii" someday!
>Have a good day!