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    i had ordered a instant daphnia culture kit from carolina.com,does anyone know anything about care and maintaining a live culture?


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    Oohhhh, that kit is cool! I've got some daphnia that hitchhiked in some u.gibba that someone traded to me. (and if anyone got u.gibba from me you should have some as well) They're co-existing happily, I'm not feeding them or anything. There's a good article on care here

    P.S. Sea Monkeys (brine shrimp) are also fun to raise!
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    Can you keep sea monkeys alive or do they just live then die? Do they uh... procreate?

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    ya i got some u gibba and its growing really well,but i worry about algae.so thats why i got the daphnia kit.is it real easy to grow daphnia?.

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    daphnia are incredibly easy to keep (you will find them in almost every duck pond in the world, along with lakes, rivers and even rain barrels)... and if you have algae they should be content with that. If you have a heavy algae infestation they may not be enough though. You have nothing to loose by trying.

    "Sea monkeys" (brine shrimp) are salt water creatures. Yes, you can keep them alive, no (generally speaking) this is not easy, and almost impossible in a home environment, especially to breeding age. A lucky few people do manage though so they are definately also worth a try.
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    freindly correction:
    brine shrimp and "sea monkeys" are complete different creatures. (sea monkeys are a hybrid brine shrimp, so I guess not "a completly diff. creature" I've grown both and bred them very easily in the home environment. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    daphina (water fleas(they're not really parasites) sometimes just "pop" up in some of my trays, but I don't know how [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    I even find them in ditches and puddles! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    Step one, place eggs in container
    Step two, shake up bottle of pure water
    Step three poor on eggs

    Tada! Oh and they like sunlight.
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    Quote (Spectabilis73 @ Dec. 09 2002,08:00)
    freindly correction:
    brine shrimp and "sea monkeys" are complete different creatures. (sea monkeys are a hybrid brine shrimp, so I guess not "a completly diff. creature" I've grown both and bred them very easily in the home environment. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    daphina (water fleas(they're not really parasites) sometimes just "pop" up in some of my trays, but I don't know how [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    I even find them in ditches and puddles! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Wow, is this my area or what! They pop up all over because the wind carries their eggs (cyst) seeing as these little guys can live 10+ years as a cyst all they need is high O2 water like a fresh rain and they are ready to go! But if you want to know the group that truely takes all, check out the stats on the Triops. These deadly preditors have been recorded staying in cyst form for 70 years! now that is a surviver!

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