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John Wubbolt wrote:
> Hello Michelle
> I don't know if bleaching your brine shrimp eggs will kill hydra. I
> don't bleach my eggs so I can't help you out there. Try it maybe this
> will help.
> I was always told the hydra eggs come in with brine shrimp eggs.
I tend to doubt this theory, as eggs are collected from water that is often too
saline for much of anything else above the algal stage to survive. [Salt-water
hydra are called sea anemones, BTW. :-)] AFAIK, the young of FW hydra can't
withstand the extreme dessication, refrigeration and other processes the eggs go
Simple to test. Put some in salt water at a SG of about 1.035-1.04 and see if
they survive. If they do, dry the container in a frost-free refrigerator, and
see if they come back when rehydrated and fed pure paramecia or other live foods
> I am
> not professing to know this is a 100% fact. But where else do they
> come from when I introduce nothing to the tanks except food?
Nets, plants, filters, other live foods (daphnia, worms, etc.) and even with the
fish, possibly. They cling to *anything* that has been in another tank, like
thermometers, suction cups, air lines, etc.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home dot com
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- RE: Hydra
- From: BigJohnW at webtv_net (John Wubbolt)