check how easy it is to decapsulate brine shrimp eggs!

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  1. mandarinman

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    after thinking about brine shrimps and reading up on how to decapsulate them i decided to give it the lazy way trial.

    i poured half of medicine container (bout a tsp)of brine shrimp into one litre see thu plastic bucket(lidded type) and added a cup of tap water. put the lid on and gently swirled things around ensuring eggs all got water time.(one hour) i poured a cup of albex original bleach into bucket and put lid on again. i swirled it around until all the eggs were a dull orange. i then took the lid off and let the eggs settle on the bottom. then i slowly poured off the top two thirds of water and topped up bucket with tap water. i then left it for a minute to settle and poured most of the water off leaving eggs settled on bottom added some water, smelt it and no bleach smell. i added a little vinegar to water swirled it around and let eggs settle i poured off most of the water and rinsed it once more in fresh batch of tap water.,lett eggs settle and poured off most of the water off. i then poured some super salt water(lotsof marine salt diluted to extent it has sediment in bottom to just cover eggs. the hyper salinity prevents eggs hatching. i took a small bit(half tsp of eggs and put in see thru bucke with 500mls tank water, put the lid on swirled it around. that was at eleven last night. at four this afternoon i have a container of brine shrimp(there are still some eggs at bottom. but when i get home later i will see if all have hatched!
     
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    mm sounds intresting.. keep us updated..
     
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    wow as time passes more and more of these little okes are hatching. and no egg shells floating around. i must just use a little less eggs each time so that i dont have too much for my purposes. thanks goes to luckyfish for reminding me about this stuff! tomorrow i am going to buy brightwells phytoplankton to see how fat and large i can grow these guys.(might as well do this as part of the experiment)
     
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    Eish, bleach and marines dont mix to me. I just gooi my eggs in 2 litre cut off coke bottle, use tank water, air pump, after 24 hours when i want to feed, i take the air pump out, let the water settle for 5mins, then using a syringe, i suck the live brine out the middle of the water.
     
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    i hear what you are saying, i am just intrigued enough to try my hand at decapsulating(i think serious decapsulating is for breeders) i usually hatch brine shrimp in a tiny aquah20 tank ii have and put a torch nexto it with lights dim (kinda shrimp romantic) and the shrimp head for light and get syphoned off.
     
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