Is nobody selling decapsulated brine shrimp any more

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  1. hypn

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    Hi Guys,

    I have been looking around for some decapsulated brine-shrimp eggs without having to make it myself.

    A few years ago it was a pretty common product on the market and I still find it listed on overseas sites. Am I looking at the wrong shops, any MASA dealers with stock.

    Appreciate some help, based in JHB but if there is a source in one of the other provinces I will pay and courier

    Thanks

    Andre
     
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    Andre,

    Save yourself a ton of money...decapsulate your own. I would never be able to afford to raise seahorses if I had to buy decapsulated brine all the time. It's not difficult to decapsulate. If you need help let me know. Marcel posted a thread on it here too.
     
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    Thanks Anemone, I have send you a PM. Just amazed at the fact that something that was so readily available has completely disappeared off the market ? Judging by the replies the only option is decapsulating your own eggs.
     
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    Sorry if this is a doff question. What does decapsulating brine actually do?

    I tried to hatch brine once but didnt get it right. Might be because i didnt decapsulating :)
     
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    Hi Sentari,

    There are several advantages to decapsulating Brine-shrimp eggs.
    1. They hatch quicker
    2. The hatch rate is higher
    3. The young are a far richer food source as they have not had to fight their way through the egg shell.

    As far as the normal hatching goes you can't really go wrong, several methods exists and the reason yo did not have a hatch was probably related more to the temp. and or waiting time or the age of the eggs.

    regard

    Andre
     
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    In addition to the above. The bleach in the decapsulation process kills off any hydroids. Hydroids are deadly to seahorse fry and dwarf seahorses.
     
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    Does that mean you will have stock or does that mean that I can place a order but I have to wait two weeks for it to arrive. If you have stock you already have your first purchase;)
     
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    my bad......just checked....all 3 of our suppliers only supply NON decapsulates brine shrimp


    apologies......;)


    if normal brineshrimp was orderd though....you would have it next day:thumbup:, cause thats how we roll;)
     
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    we have these in stock now......(aquamedic).......R 150.00 plus vat
     
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    Where can i get some?
     
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    Hey, @jclaas have you found any shrimp eggs yet?
     
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    First step. add eggs to dechlorinated water, max of 4g of eggs per 100cc of water. put airstone in and aerated for one hour, so the thick outer covering around the eggs is permeated by water. add equal amount of sodium hypochlorite(normal house hold jik, not sented) aerated for 25 min, washed under running tap until smell is gone, i use a hanky in a net. hatch in 12 to 18 hours and if the fish eats the nuaply if the coral or fish eats the egg it will not block the intestine(no chitine, so it can be digested by fish or corals)
     
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