[wtd] Pods

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  1. mandrin

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    hi guys
    looking for some pods , wana increase my population ,looking to get my mandrin and pipe fish
    can swap.for frags or pay cash
    Thanks guys .
     
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    guys seems to be no luck yet
    sigh
     
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    can we buy pods from stores, like the overseas folk?
     
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    Sadly I don't think so. I've tried to import some, what a freaking challenge.

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  8. mandrin

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    OK guys maybe the sponsors on our site can assist us .
    Guys come to the party any1?
     
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    I have tried to get before and apparently you can't get them locally and if you buy them from overseas they will die before they arrive
     
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  11. mandrin

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    so perhaps a few of our online stores should sell them .
    The demand for the pods seems immense.
    like I said prior to this , the sponsors should come to this party
     
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    bump any 1 with pods
    any sponsors help
     
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    bump.
    bump.guys I willing to pay for some pods pls
     
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    Pods are easily collected in Cape Town during the summer. Weather and water currently too cold. I am in JHB but PM me and I will collect for us in September - being able to ship back on the same day keeps them alive
     
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    Can you guide us peeps who don't know how to do it
    Would love to try later in the year
     
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    Sorry you were not lucky, temps too low. but send us those special bags and we try again like last time.
     
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    Not My description but sums up the collection of pods. I have found them in abundance in Cape Town during summer months.

    Hi,
    My name is Scott and I'm from the North Atlantic (Maine).
    I have read many accounts on the difficulty of collecting and separating specimens from all the detris, sea water et al, and assuring no other hitch hikers are along.
    After some trial and error I discovered I could get the copepods and amphipods to do most of the work for me.
    Finding a good location is fairly easy. Any place that gets a good wash up of seaweed and kelp in flood tides is likely good hunting.
    The tools are simple,
    One or two 18" X 30" or so Tupperware trays with lids
    One substantially smaller and shallower tray
    One sheet rock bucket
    a dedicated aquarium net
    For the squeamish, rubber gloves
    The pods propensity to flip themselves into the air when disturbed is your most important tool.
    All you need do is flip the seaweed over here and there and find some nice colonies. Usually at the highest point of the tide wash you will find the most productive clumps.
    Fill your large tray to about three inches with sea water.
    Pile clumps of the sea weed and kelp next to your trays. don't be afraid to dig down into the sand a little when you're picking up the clumps. The pods will begin jumping as soon as disturbed and many of them will land in your water and begin swimming. After the jumping slows just flip the weeds and it will begin again. When things slow, get some more. If you have a good spot to hunt you should have all you want swimming in your trays in little time.
    As the numbers of pods you will likely have is capable of turning that water toxic, it is time to give them a ninety percent water change.
    Simply pour the trays, pods and all, into the sheetrock bucket and wait for the pods to collect on the bottom, Pour off the excess water and then refill the bucket with fresh sea water.
    At this point I head home to start separating the food from the trash.
    More accurately to watch the food separate itself from the trash.
    At home I drain off a couple gallons of tank water and pour it into one of the washed large trays.
    At this point I pour all the water through a large aquarium net to separate the pods from the water.
    Place the wiggling springing mass in your net into the small shallow tray and float it on the water in the large tray and cover the large tray.
    Before you get the small tray under the cover of the large tray the pods will be jumping all over, so this is best performed out doors.
    The pods will jump out of the small tray until they hit the water. Once again it's swimming time but now they are swimming in your aquarium water only.
    Left in the small tray is all the mess and any critters not acrobatic enough to jump thirty times their body length.
     
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    Just pick up a coral of any sort from a shop, they are usually all teaming with pods, especially softies
     
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    any 1 with pods
     
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