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Adult bs

>Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 02:45:38 -0700
>From: ruddigar at home_com
>Subject: Adult BS
>I just started a new bs culture a couple days ago.  Yesterday, I 
>an adult shrimp in my culture.  It appeared to be dead, but I was
>wondering how long it takes for bbs to mature.  I was under the
>apression that it took about a week.  Could it have been a mutation, or
>somthing left over from the tank (a 4.5 gal I bought at an auction)?
>Any help would be appreaciated.
>Thanks, J

I would say 10 days is the absolute minimum amount of days baby brine 
shrimp need to mature; take 2 to 2.5 weeks as a more realistic figure. 
The growth rate depends on the (amount of) food you administer, 
salinity, rearing temperature, etc.
Mutation??? Might it be possible that you were just watching a juvenile 
(in one of the last Instar stages?) instead of a fullgrown adult?

Steve Geerts

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