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Re: Feeding Dphnia
I bet that this is the most popular topic on this board. There is a wealth
of information in the archives on it and, like most things, there is some
controversy about which works best.
Most foods work quite well. Some produce a lot of daphnia with a fair amount
of effort; others produce fewer with much less effort.
I've opted on the latter approach. I mix 2 tsp. of bread yeast with a cup of
soy flour. At feeding time, I dissolve a small amount of this mixture in a
glass of water and pour this into the daphnia container, enough to make it
somewhat cloudy. When it more or less clears I do it again. (I read of this
food in an article by Bill Childers and adopted it after trying others.)
I suggest that you consider a larger container. I use 35 gallon plastic
containers that I bought at a discount store for a few dollars. Not only
will these produce a lot more daphnia, but the size provides a certain margin