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Re: Live Foods Digest V3 #235

>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 19:10:19 EDT
>From: BErney1014 at aol_com
>Subject: not quite daphnia
>I was starting a wild daphnia culture from some water hyacinth sources. The
>green water never cleared. When I poured it out to catch a backswimmer 
>were a zillion "dots" on the bottom in the slime. I added some water and 
>took off swimming. They swim in smooth arching paths. They do not have the
>kicking erratic daphnia motion. I found the same bugs in my duckweed 
>They take off, swim in a arc and land. What might they be, thank you.

Probably Ostracods. More turtle-like than Daphnia and sometimes too crusty 
for smaller fish to eat, but otherwise good fish food, AFAIK. They often 
will outcompete Daphnia, BTW.


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