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Daphnia

Postby dennysfishroom » Mon May 15, 2017 11:35 am

I may have a culture of Daphnia magna going. I got one at ALA, and it looks like they are viable. It may be awhile until there are enough to sell, but let me know if you're interested. Denny
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Re: Daphnia

Postby cbaranyk » Fri May 19, 2017 12:58 am

Interested!
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Re: Daphnia

Postby sskruzr » Fri May 19, 2017 8:08 am

I have a beautifyl green tank ready for some. Anyone think maybe the bella vista golf ponds would have some?
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Re: Daphnia

Postby dennysfishroom » Fri May 19, 2017 4:07 pm

I'll have to hope these rains didn't wash all the daphnia out of my pond. Denny
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Postby sskruzr » Sun May 21, 2017 7:07 pm

Whats the verdict? Did the daphnia survive?
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Postby dennysfishroom » Sun May 21, 2017 9:52 pm

They did. I haven't tried to net any yet to see how many I've got, but I could see them swimming around. I'll probably try to feed some - I've got a couple pairs set up that might enjoy them. Denny
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Re: Daphnia

Postby dennysfishroom » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:16 pm

I had caught enough daphnia just before the June meeting that I was able to bring 3-4 really loaded bags to the meeting. Within 2-3 days after that, I could hardly find any daphnia in my tub. I was able to catch a very few really small ones for some friends, but nothing like what had been in the tub before. I figured it was getting warmer, and the culture just crashed (more common with D. pulex than D magna). I was going past the tub today, and happened to look in. It's just loaded again, but everything is so small it goes through my net. I'm not sure how long it will take them to get up to good size, but I've got several different species of fish that would probably love to be conditioned when it happens. Denny
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Re: Daphnia

Postby mewickham » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:36 pm

Apparently, some Chironomus midges found my daphnia tub, as I am now harvesting a bonus crop of bloodworms, along with the daphnia.
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Re: Daphnia

Postby cbaranyk » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:20 pm

Can someone bring some Daphnia cultures to the next meeting?
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Re: Daphnia

Postby mewickham » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:39 pm

I might be able to bring daphnia to the meeting. I am planning to be there, but I will be out of town that day, and it depends on whether or not I get back in time.
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Re: Daphnia

Postby mewickham » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:31 pm

Ha! I just saw a few daphnia swimming around in my outside tub. That's pretty amazing, considering that the thing was a solid block of ice when I last looked at it. So it looks like they survived the winter. I scraped out most of the dead leaves to keep it from going south when things warm up. Hopefully, there will soon be enough to harvest again.
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Re: Daphnia

Postby mewickham » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:33 pm

I'm bummed out, today, because I found one of my squirrel friends floating dead in my daphnia vat. There's a ladder in there, now. I meant to place one earlier, and forgot. :(
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Re: Daphnia

Postby cbaranyk » Mon May 07, 2018 12:29 am

That's probably why I can never get those things going.... not enough squirrel in their diet. I have so many questions, but will stop myself and keep this kid friendly. :mrgreen:
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Re: Daphnia

Postby mewickham » Sun May 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Sadly, even after putting a ladder in, I found another dead squirrel in there. The tub now has a screen top.

I saw some daphnia in it, earlier in the spring, but they have since disappeared. I hope they reappear soon.
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Re: Daphnia

Postby cbaranyk » Fri May 25, 2018 8:54 am

Okay I'm taking notes... So you have to titrate the number of squirrels in a Daphnia's diet. :geek:
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