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    Hello,
    Can anyone provide me with a source for daphina? I know some raise them for thier fish, and also utrics (Mine will be used for utrics [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] )

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    Isn't it daphnia? Sorry, don't know a source. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Try your local pond. Take a scoop and check it out and you will probably find some swimming around. Of course you will get other critters as well. I just add this water to my utric water to seed it. Not too much or you may throw off the chemistry of the tank you are growing your Utrics in. One problem I've encountered is algae from the pond water so I also add a few pond snails.

    If anyone thinks I'm nuts or has a better way to feed aquatic Utrics please let us know. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Yes, any fertile pond should have a bunch. If you make a net using cheesecloth, or something similar, you should be able to scoop them out by the thousands. If you've got the $$ to burn, you can buy a plankton net from many various scientific supply companies.

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    Hi Cole,

    I raise Daphnia magna for my fish. I don't know how well it would ship though. I'm in Texas. Carolina Biological Supply sells daphnia and a place in Mississippi <www.lfscultures.com> sells daphnia, rotifers and even cyclops. If you decide to get it I can tell you how I grow mine.

    Bobby

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    I was thinking about the lake water, but I just wasnt sure about the quality of the water around here. I may try to order some. Thanks for the ideas!
    P.S biggun, I will come to you for questions if and when I get them!

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    Quote (PlantAKiss @ July 23 2003,1:24)
    Isn't it daphnia? Sorry, don't know a source. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

    Suzanne[/QUOTE]
    Most science stores call it daphina [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    If you've got the $$ to burn, you can buy a plankton net from many various scientific supply companies.[/QUOTE]
    The cheap way is to get a jar or bucket full of pond water and filter it through a drip-type coffee filter (not attached to the coffee maker). The downside is that it is somewhat time consuming but it works.
    Just my $0.02 worth.

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