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twocents 02-16-2011 02:18 PM

Raising Brine Shrimp to Adulthood
 
Or at least growing them a tad larger..

Anyone have any experience with this? Any success?

I have checked various articles/videos online and they do not seem to behave in a manner that these people experience. I have had them in a 3 gallon container for about 3 days, gave them some food mentioned in one of the articles (pureed sweet potatoes, peas, and threw in some yeast for good measure.. missing the fatty acid thingumie).

So far, I see some of the little guys still swimming after I have shut the air off for a while. They do not seem to show too much incliniation to move towards the light (have a small lamp shining in on them, maybe not bright enuf??). If they will not bunch up they may be difficult to move to a clean bucket.

Any input appreciated.

Knifegill 02-16-2011 11:53 PM

I for one recommend scuds to you, my friend. They're brine shrimp without the brine. And they also eat the same foods like yeast and just plain fish food that will grow bacteria for all it matters. Water can be stagnant and even have high TDS and they will still reproduce freely. Rather than spend money on them, all you need is a steady freshwater puddle near you that will likely be crawling with them. Check along train tracks and in alleys, they tend to thrive where larger predators can't tolerate the pollution.

twocents 02-18-2011 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Knifegill (Post 592730)
I for one recommend scuds to you, my friend. They're brine shrimp without the brine. And they also eat the same foods like yeast and just plain fish food that will grow bacteria for all it matters. Water can be stagnant and even have high TDS and they will still reproduce freely. Rather than spend money on them, all you need is a steady freshwater puddle near you that will likely be crawling with them. Check along train tracks and in alleys, they tend to thrive where larger predators can't tolerate the pollution.


Thanks, but I have no idea what scuds are. They sound like a good item and easy enough.
I am on Long Island so, I am not sure if they would survive in a temperate climate. As it is, it is too cold for anything to be found at the moment.


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