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Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #47

Jeremy writes:

<< Silly question time. How much salt do you add to water for hatching baby
> shrimp. I am currently using 1 1/4 teaspoon to 1 liter of water. within 2 to
> days the BBS are all dead. I would like to have them live a little longer. I
> am hatchinh them in a plastic shoe box with 1 inch water, no air. I cant
> to find my hatching cone since I moved. I have both SF Bay eggs and Utah
> lake eggs. >>
There should be instructions on the egg containers that specify 1 tablespoon
per quart, or 4 tbsp per gallon.  A quart and a half of water in a 2-liter pop
bottle with 1 1/2 tbsp of salt and an airline will work much better.  Those
cone things are speny compared to a pop bottle.  You can even build a valve
into the lid and invert the thing, cutting the bottom off and using the valve
to drain the shrimp out and also to provide the air for water turbulence.

Bob Dixon