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Re: Live Foods Digest V3 #117

Hello Mach,

The only practical method of harvesting algae that I know of is
centrifuging at low speeds. Filtering clogs up the filter very fast and
damages the cells.



> Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 15:24:20 -1000 (HST)
> From: Mach Fukada <fukada at aloha_net>
> Subject: daphnia/moina productivity
> I have found that I can produce about 1 cup of moina per day provided that
> I change 75% of the culture water with new green water.  Only problem is
> it is labor intensive and my schedule isn't all that nice at times. I have
> been looking into a means that I concentrate the algae cells inthe
> greenwater so that I can add a few cups of concentrate per day and change
> the water every three day or once a week.  I suppose I could try and find
> some means of filtering out the micro algae cells.   Any suggestions? I
> will prbablly take something in the area of 10 microns or less...