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Thread: Anyone for animals from temporary vernal pools?

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    Lucky Greenhorn Lil Stinkpot's Avatar
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    Millipede, is that your plant in your avatar? If so, got any more of that pot it's in? Nice!
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    I just made it the other day you can see it here: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...glass-ping-pot

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    I have not found them to be sensitive.
    They only need soft water when hatching. They hatch fastest at around 76 farenheight, but they hatch fine at room temp, it just takes a bit longer.
    They need soft water and a 24 hour photoperiod to hatch, but I've found that they are fine with any water that does not contain copper or chlorine in it once they are bigger.
    When they are bigger, they are fine with ambient light.
    I hatch them in less than 500ml of water, as it is much easier for the .1mm larvae to find food in 500ml than 20l of water. Then, I transfer them to a 20l aquarium with a filter, when they will not get sucked up by the filter.
    To transfer successfully, you first need to add tank water to the hatching container over a course of several days, then when the hatching container is mostly aquarium water, pour it into the big aquarium.

    I wish I could find some fairy shrimp in the wild. I'd love that.

    Pebes: Funny, I decided to start Triops eggs today as well...

    Millipede: Triops often die while molting, if and it will look just like that. Otherwise, they die of old age.

    Fuzzy, what species do you have?
    The kits have T. longicaudatus, which I've gotten to be 1.5" long (not counting tail). I've never heard of a 4.5" long (again, not counting tail) Triops in captivity! I have heard that T. numidicus can get that long in the wild occasionally though most are around 2.5" long...

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    there is a forest along the river here where the low parts fill with rainwater or flood water and then fairy shrimp can be found swimming about.. it's neat. i wonder what it must have been like before mankind leveled it all to build and farm stuff. its fun to think about that sort of thing

    edit to say: the strip of forest left along the river is only about 200 feet or less now. it must have been immense at one time. im talking about the calapooia river in the willamette valey in oregon btw
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    I'm glad to hear they can still be found in the wild out here in Oregon.
    Now my wife is gunna be miffed when we go to portland next.....I'll be wading around the mud near the freeway looking for Fairies!
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    Lucky!
    The only vernal pool dwellers near me are fairy shrimp on Enchanted Rock, a state park here in Texas, as far as I know.
    If any texans out there know of vernal pool dwellers closer to Austin, please tell me!
    I'd love to see some in the wild...

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    I really didn't know what a vernal pond was until I seen this post. I see them all the time but just ignored them. I walked by one near my house to see what was swiming and snapped a few pictures!










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    those are so cool

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