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To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:42 pm Post subject: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 Hi  guys.
 
 Although  I  don't  actively  culture  daphnia,  I  do  allow  a  small  population  to  chug  along  in  a  bucket  kept  outside.  Just  the  other  day  I  gave  friendp  a  few,  about  10-15  daphnia.  While  going  about  it  I  noted  that  my  green  water  had  crashed/cleared  overnight.
 
 A  closer  look  today  revealed  the  reason  for  the  sudden  clearing  -  some  adult  daphnia  and  a  host  of  babies.  I  just  spent  half  an  hour  straining  ten  liters  of  water  through  a  tea  strainer  in  the  dark.
 
 I  want  those  damnia  out  of  the  green  water.  Any  tips?  I  was  thinking  of  placing  a  platy  in  there  but  then  I  dose  the  green  water.  Is  this  a  bright  idea  or  a  thoroughly  dumb  one?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:27 am Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 What  do  you  want  the  green  water  or  the  daphnia  ?
 You  have  to  choose
 
 If  its  green  water  start  another  bucket.  Let  some  plants  rot  and  add  some  fish  food  keep  in  the  sun.  Or  add  some  fish  to  eat  the  daphnia
 
 If  you  want  daphnia  then  green  water  is  what  they  like  you  can  continue  the  culture  with  some  feeding  like  spirulina  powder  etc.  (Check  Sharkys  post  on  Daphnia)
 Keep  a  guppy  or  two  inside  to  take  care  of  breeding  of  mosquito  larve
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:20 am Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

                                                   
superbsite  wrote  (View  Post):                
What  do  you  want  the  green  water  or  the  daphnia  ?
 You  have  to  choose
 ...
 Keep  a  guppy  or  two  inside  to  take  care  of  breeding  of  mosquito  larve                

 I  choose  both.  Very Happy  In  separate  containers.
 
 Ok  so  it's  ok  to  add  fish.  Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:46 am Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 This  is  very  strange.  For  the  first  time  I  have  heard  people  dealing  in  such  generous  quantities  of  10-15  daphnia   Chuckle  
 
 You  seem  very  displeased  that  the  shameless  daphnia  have  bred  and  finished  all  your  green  water  !  May  I  ask  what  you  wanted  the  green  water  for  ?
 
 If  you  wanted  them  separate  then  you  should  have  kept  them  separate
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:09 pm Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 Really  Strange.  How  can  you  count  10-15  daphnia!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:32 pm Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 Chuckle  
 I  wish  I  could  be  more  generous.  I  didn't  count  10-15,  I  just  sucked  up  50ml  in  a  wide  mouthed  syringe  and  eyeballed  the  number.  I  use  specicans  like  Pio  does  for  distributing  live  cultures.  At  10  rupees  each  these  are  useful  watertight  containers.  
 
 I  am  displeased  that  the  daphnia  have  finished  the  greenwater.  It's  their  treat  so  they  are  not  allowed  to  have  it  all  at  once.  You  know...  Like  children  can't  have  all  the  toffees  at  once.
 
 I  just  like  having  green  water  around.  It's  not  the  primary  food  of  my  daphnia.
 
 I  tried  keeping  the  two  separate  but  I  didn't  realize  the  daphnia  would  infiltrate  the  green  water  so  quietly.  I  feel  like  our  prime  minister.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:06 pm Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 You  normal  feed  is  yeast  ?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:28 pm Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 Nope,  no  yeast.
 
 It's  a  dirty  secret  but  I  will  let  it  out  if  you  guys  promise  not  to  laugh.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:10 pm Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 Cow  dung  or  chicken  poo?
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:23 am Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 No  no  nothing  like  that!
 
 I  just  take  an  old  toothbrush  and  scrape  algae  off  the  sides  of  the  bucket.  Not  all  of  the  bucket,  about  one  tenth  of  the  wall  area  every  other  day  sometimes  daily.  Other  than  this  i  dont  fiddle  with  the  daphnia.  They  bloom,  they  crash,  but  I  dont  sweat  too  much  about  it.  Twice  in  the  past  when  I  tried  to  culture  them  they  crashed  so  I  have  some  degree  of  antipathy  towards  them.  Very Happy  
 
 The  bottom  of  the  bucket  has  a  lot  of  muck  that  I  don't  clean.  There  are  a  few  short  lengths  of  "phoons"  in  there.  
 
 What's  "phoons"?
 It's  the  dried  inner  portion  of  a  tall  gigantic  grass  that  grows  wild.  It  looks  like  a  bamboo  cane  up  to  6  feet  long  and  a  cm  wide  but  is  not  really  a  stem.  It  is  made  up  of  tightly  rolled  leaf  stalk,  like  a  banana  stem.  It  is  quite  stiff  and  is  used  for  staking  climbing  plants  and  such.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:35 am Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 I  did  have  pigeon  sh**t  in  there  once  but  I  had  nothing  to  do  with  it!  A  pair  of  pigeons  have  taken  residence  near  my  AC  and  have  been  using  the  AC  itself  as  a  toilet.  To  add  insult  to  injury  One  of  them  decided  to  use  the  bucket  also.
 
 Since  it  was  fresh  of  the  factory  line,  this  piece  of  poo  caused  a  massive  bacterial  bloom  and  killed  all  the  daphnia.  Anyway  before  adding  sh**tty  substances  you  are  supposed  to  compost  them  to  manure.
 
 Without  such  nutritious  feed  such  as  yeast  and  manure  the  yeilds  are  not  spectacular  nor  the  colony  dense.  I  am  ok  with  that.  This  is  also  the  reason  my  friend  got  so  less!
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:32 pm Post subject: Re: To much of a good thing Re: Daphnia Reply with quote

 Deepesh
 Please  share  some  photos  of  poons
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