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Re: Live Foods Digest V4 #18

Hello Matt,

In my experience, most kinds of yeast are OK as Daphnia food. I have
used Fleischmann's dry activated yeast (dissolve it in water before
adding to the culture) without any problems.

The only reason that I can think of for not using activated yeast is if
you are also using FLOUR to feed your Daphnia. Yeast + flour will start
a fermentation, producing alcohol, that eventually will kill the

If you are going to experiment with different foods (i.e baby carrots,
etc.) first subdivide your Daphnia culture into two or more tanks, so
that if you overfeed and the culture crashes, you will have another
starter culture at hand.



> Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 18:13:30 -0700
> From: "Matt & Linda Crocker" <crockerm at peak_org>
> Subject: feeding daphnia
> I'm trying to get a culture of daphnia going in a 10g outside, I had
> filled it with water and added some guinea pig droppings.  After a
> week I had green water and I bought some daphnia magna and put them
> in.  5 days later the tank is clear and I need to feed them, I guess.
> I have read about using yeast, but not activated yeast.  Is that
> correct, and why not activated?  What are some other types of food for
> the daphnia?
> Matt