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Re: Glass eye droppers
John Wubbolt wrote:
> The plastic eye droppers I picked up at my local drug store are what I
> use also. Haven't broken the older glass ones I have but like Chris
> said the plastic ones seem to have a bigger opening.
There's a 5cc baby-medicine dispenser with bulb that's very useful. Around
here (CA) the Long's Drugstore chain has been handing them out free as
advertising. All you have to do is ask at the pharmacy counter.
They are reasonably clear, so you can see any egg/larva you have sucked up,
and dispense it with some decent control. Frosty ones are pretty worthless,
The best tool of all, IMHO, is the totally clear plastic 15cc Mini-Baster.
Feeding lots of tanks BS or blackworms would be a real pain without one.
Last ones I saw were at the Corning-Revere factory outlet stores, at
US$1.39. Part # SKU 25718.
I use them a lot for moving babies. The label says heat-resistant, but when
David Gurr tried to sterilize one, it distorted badly in boiling water. :-)
It was one from a discount outlet ($0.59), so maybe the Corning ones won't.
IDK. They look identical.
They are the best tool for pulling Nothos off peat, after hatching, that I
know of. Just stir the peat gently from one end, driving the babies ahead if
they dive into it. Suck them out as you get near the other end. (Thanks
Matt. Works great!)
I still prefer the right kind of tweezers for handling eggs. ;-)
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