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    Thumbs up Finally! Riffle shrimp larvae!



    Not many given how many eggs the berried females carry. I've been looking into the tank a few times a week for several months now and only ever seeing 0,1, maybe 2 larvae. Tonight I harvested ~30 to attempt rearing in salt water... which is ridiculous when you see the female riffle shrimp carrying around 1000's of eggs. Perhaps my boys are shooting blanks!

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    Wow Grubs.....no...I'm not jealous...they'll probably die anyway.
    Yep...I really feel good for you mate. Are you planning on feeding them?
    At a pinch,powdered Spirulina and powdered Yeast are on my list for feeding Daphnia etc...maybe they will help.
    I hope they die

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyrae View Post
    Wow Grubs.....no...I'm not jealous...they'll probably die anyway.
    Yep...I really feel good for you mate. Are you planning on feeding them?
    At a pinch,powdered Spirulina and powdered Yeast are on my list for feeding Daphnia etc...maybe they will help.
    I hope they die
    LMAO! I hereby give you my solemn guarantee that they will indeed die....................... one day.
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    Thankyou Rebel.....you know I mean well......( he's lying).

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyrae View Post
    Thankyou Rebel.....you know I mean well......( he's lying).
    AR, we all know that you have a sense of humor... or not...

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    lol. Odds are in your favour.

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    Congratulations Grubs, for now at least that's fantastic!
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    Wow fascinating larvae.

    I've never seen them before, but I hope they make it.
    wob wob wob wob

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    Pretty sure all have perished. They were in the same salt water mix that has worked for Darwin Algae Shrimp. Perhaps they need lower salinity or different food. My adult riffle shrimp are alive but no longer berried so I'll have to wait to try again... perhaps until next year. I'm not sure how often the females get berried. This could be a long process!

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    Bummer. How many do you have in your breeding program? My DAS seem to be burried ALL the time (all in a freshwater setup so they never make it to shrimplets). The male DAS must be having the time of their lives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubs View Post
    Pretty sure all have perished. They were in the same salt water mix that has worked for Darwin Algae Shrimp. Perhaps they need lower salinity or different food. My adult riffle shrimp are alive but no longer berried so I'll have to wait to try again... perhaps until next year. I'm not sure how often the females get berried. This could be a long process!
    With your persistence though, we might see some results eventually. Then there will be queue forming out your door on to the street......

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    Hmmm... just noticed its a similar time of year for.....



    ... 2nd time... going more gently raising the salinity so hoping I can be more successful than last year (esp as I may not get another go until this time next year!).

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    Awesome Grubs, i might need to have a go at breeding mine. Please keep us updated with the progress.

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    Interesting regarding timing grubs, my riffle females dropped just a couple of weeks ago.

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    Fascinating... one wonders whether it's the weather or whether there is a yearly cycle...

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