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Re: Water Incubation of annual killifish eggs
Back in August of 1967 I wrote an article for JAKA on the atmospheric
incubation of killifish eggs. the process worked fine.
take a shoe box and cut a 1 inch piece of styro fish box to fit it then cut
the styro so you make a frame out of it. take an old nylon stocking that has
been boiled and stretch this over the frame. make sure the nylon is
some then tie both ends.
put about an inch of water in the shoe box and then place the eggs on the
nylon so they are about 1/2 " apart. Put the lid on tthe shoe box and float
it in a warm tank ( about 84 f ) remove whit eggs unless you are trying
albino whitei or so other albino fish as I recall the N. RAchovie took about
3 months this way. If the nylon is tight enough the eggs should be surronded
by its own drop of water. If the water evaporates the lid is not tight
From: Mike Reid <mreid at voyager_net>
To: killietalk at aka_org <killietalk at aka_org>
Date: Tuesday, December 08, 1998 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: Water Incubation of annual killifish eggs
>cgraseck at ludl_com wrote:
>> Wasn't there an article about incubating annual eggs wet and at high
>> temperatures in JAKA about three issues back. This supposedly decreased
>> incubation time drastically.
>> -Chris Graseck-
>yes, High temps and WET peat cut down on the incubation times according
>to the article. Jim Robinson had a list of annual fish incubation times
>at various temps and I believe Al Anderson (hope I'm remembering right)
>even put something similiar on listh this spring or summer.. Might make
>sense to try the eggs in water at high temp. A nice feature of the
>annuals is that they hatch at the same time when peat in put in water,
>this would probably not be the case with water incubation. Might also
>work better with those with shorter incubation times.
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