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Growing adult brine shrimp experiment

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A couple of years ago one of the guest speakers at the Aquarium Society of Victoria mentioned that after harvesting from his bbs hatcher he didn’t chuck out the remnants. Instead he would put all the leftovers, unhatched eggs, the salt water that had been strained into a container outdoors. This was how he grew adult brine shrimp. So I tried it too but only halfheartedly and of course didn’t succeed. Now I was talking to Jan Kleyn yesterday and he was at the same talk and he also tried it but he did succeed.

So I’m going to try again. This time I’m putting the bucket by the laundry door where it will be a little closer and I’m more likely to remember it’s there. I’m just using a 10 litre bucket. Apparently Jan never fed them or did anything other than top up with fresh water when the water level dropped from evaporation. Let’s see what happens. 

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Ugh! The recent rains in Melbourne diluted the bucket and and cold weather killed off any remaining brine shrimp. I'll have to start again.

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