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RE: T. doli eggs
Eric Lund wrote:
> Has anyone else tried this method on Venezuelan annuals? Has anyone
> out there gotten doli eggs to hatch in less than 2 months? I'd like to
> try this with other species, but many S.A. annuals have eggs that I
> find difficult to locate in peat. Doli eggs, in contrast, are as easy
> to find as Notho eggs.
> Any comments welcome.
Gunnar Asblom wrote a couple of months ago on this subject. He stated that
since some of the SA annuals are very deep peat divers that in nature it
takes a relatively long time for the eggs to dry out. He recommended putting
the eggs on very wet peat first, then after about two weeks bagging the eggs
in the normally dried peat. This appeared to reduce his loss of eggs but he
did not state hatching times. I am trying this with FVC and will be trying
it soon (I hope) with Pt. Zonatus. I may try splitting the eggs, leaving
half on wet peat and half bagged on the next batch.
Steven G. Halbasch
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