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[Fwd: Ostracods (was Re: NFC: Moina)]

OK, I forward before the quotes get so long they jam the list(s). ;-)


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What are their temp requirements
How fast do they multiply
What tank size to culture in
What do you feed

Night want to CC the live-foods list; don't move it as I only get their
digest and it would take forever for me
And this type of exchange is a benefit to NFC members 
Who may not belong to the live food digest

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Wright Huntley [SMTP:huntley1 at home_com]
	Sent:	Sunday, October 17, 1999 7:13 AM
	To:	nfc at actwin_com
	Subject:	Re: Ostracods (was Re: NFC: Moina)

	"Hemsath, Gay" wrote:
	> Hello Wright
	> OK now what are / is Ostracods* ?
	> And what are the culturing methods ?

	From Merriam-Webster:

	Main Entry: os·tra·cod
	Pronunciation: 'äs-tr&-"käd
	Variant(s): also os·tra·code /-"kOd/
	Function: noun
	Etymology: ultimately from Greek ostrakon
	Date: 1865
	: any of a subclass (Ostracoda) of very small active mostly
	crustaceans that have the body enclosed in a bivalve
	carapace, the body segmentation obscured, the abdomen rudimentary,
and only
	seven pairs of appendages 


	I keep them like daphnia, but they are smaller, rounder, and don't
have as
	much protruding legs/antennae/etc. They are more opaque than my
	species (I think I may have two). The sub-class is related to the
	containing the *Daphnia* species, tho.

	They seem to swim faster, for their size, and lean forward more when
	They may have crowded out the daphnia in a couple of my outdoor
	or the daphnia may have just crashed (a frequent occurrence with my
	feeding habits). (^_^) The horse trough that was their origin
contains no
	daphnia, ever.


	PS. Should we move this to the live-foods list? ;-)

	Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679  huntleyone at home
dot com

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