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From: Chris Graseck@LUDL on 07/16/98 12:49 PM
To: killietalk at aka_org
>COULD YOU PLEASE POST THE FORMULA FOR DECAPSULIZING(sp?)
>BRINE SHRIMP EGGS (TO REMOVE THE SHELL BEFORE HATCHING)
I've been decapsulating Brine Shrimp eggs with good success using the
1.) Soak 1 tea spoon of Brine Shrimp eggs in three oz. of cold
water, for 1 hour, to rehydrate them.
2.) After the eggs have rehydrated add 2 oz. of bleach to the
water and eggs and stir for 3 to 5 minutes. You will see the eggs change
color from brown to grey to gold. When your mixture has turned golden in
color you are done. ( this never takes me more than 5 min. Just remember
to keep stirring.) I use a ball jelly jar. It already has the ounce
markings on the side.
3.) pour the decapsulated eggs through a brine shrimp net and
gently rinse with cool water until there is no smell of bleach left.
4.) Next prepare a mixture of one cup cool water and one table
spoon of white vinegar. Use a low wide mouth jar ( the kind that salsa
comes in ) so that you can just drape the net over the top and let the eggs
soak for a minute or so. This will neutralize any leftover bleach.
5.) Now place your eggs in salt water and hatch the way you
normally would. ( I use the inverted soda bottle method with full strength
sea water and it seems to work well).
Christopher Graseck C/O Ludl Electronic Products, 171 Brady Avenue,
Hawthorne NY 10532
cgraseck at ludl_com