This is the message I received from my friend in China regarding Daphnia. He is a regular poster on the Goldfish List. I assume you can look up his earlier posts in their archives. Chuck Church CEFChurch at aol_com Indianapolis, Indiana USA
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- To: CEFCHURCH at aol_com
- Subject: Re: Fwd: Fw: Daphnia stuff from the web.........
- From: Sun Hongliang <sunhl at public_ytptt.sd.cn>
- Date: Mon, 07 Sep 1998 12:02:00 +0800
- In-Reply-To: <cd0cd5b9.35f33d69 at aol_com>Dear Mr. Chuck, I once sent a piece of mail to the list that our fish farm located in a villege near a very large reservoir. We use the dung of chicken, horse, cox and other beasts as the food of water flea. Such material is hard to get in city. The best Tem. for W.F. is 18-20C, and best PH is 7.5-8.5. Oxygen is over 70% of its full dissolving degree. This is for large scale feeding. As for small scale breeding. You can get some water flea with large size body, strong reproduce ability in river small fresh water gulf or bay then put them into a tank. often pure just soup of meat juice, wash rice water and soya-bean milk into it. After 7 days you can see a lot of water flea in it. This post is a bit simple but it tells you the basic conditions that daphnia. If the quantity you need is not large. I suggest you should buy frozen daphnia then put them in vacuum bag and store them in refrigerator.
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