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Re: Moina macrocopa
Thank you Harry, for helping me out on that question about the Moina. It
has survived the 90 degree heat we've had and some of the cooler nights
when it was down to 39 to 40 degrees F.
I harvest atleast half of what is going in this swimming pool every other
day. It seems to like our well water, the pool is partially shaded. It
has not cleared at all, but is a lovely green color all the time.
I have tried all year to raise mosquito larva with minimal luck this year.
In the northland where the mosquitoes are as big as birds, we haven't had
many this year. So this moina has come in handy.
> From: AUS62 at aol_com
> To: killietalk at aka_org
> Subject: Re: Moina macrocopa
> Date: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 9:42 PM
> I am the origin of Kevin Maloney's supply of Moina about six months ago.
> admit I do not have an accurate ID on this crustacea as obtained it at a
> professional fish farmer show about 15 years ago and have had it
> since that time. As noted it is very prolific and, unlike Daphnia pulex
> survives our hot summers as well cool winters. Daphnia pulex cultures
> invariably crash in hot or cold weather which made it a tenuous source of
> food in Florida, but this critter just keeps reproducing ( better in the
> weather) all year. Grossly, it is smaller than D. pulex, and its behavior
> different, but it looks like "plain old daphnia" to me. If you are an
> authority, George, I will gladly furnish some for an accurate ID.
> Keep your head down and your house "buttoned up" if Hurricane Bonnie
> your area. This is a huge storm and is certainly moving very slowly. Be
> and take good care of your fish.
> Yours, Harry