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Copepods-BACK IN STOCK-LIMITED!!

Discussion in 'Algae Barn' started by AlgaeBarn, Dec 8, 2012.

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  1. Stzim

    Stzim Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: Copepods-BACK IN STOCK-LIMITED!!

    Sean,
    I have plenty of plankton from my last purchase but will try the brine shrimp. Will you be at the meeting Saturday or should I try to catch you in Boulder.

    Would it help if several of us pitched in for the cultures?

    Steve

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  2. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    I appreciate the continued support Steve. The brine are looking good, they are still quite small, but their are quite red and they ate all the phytoplankton I gave them rather quickly! I just re-dosed their holding tank.



    If several people wanted to pitch so that I could obtain 2 or 3 starter cultures quicker, then that would be great! I just borrowed several books about raising copepods from the university library so raising them shouldn't be too much of a challange. After I receive the shipment, they should be ready approximately 3-4 weeks. From what I've heard, the "large" starter culture only contain 150-200 copepods and they take approximately 1-2 weeks to progress from copepods eggs to mature copepods. Arctodiaptomus salinus (sold by AlgaGen as Tangerine Pods) take 16 to 26 days for the babies to reach maturity [1]!

    Anyone that pitches will receive priority for first batches of copepods and will receive an equal dollar credit for orders.
    The 3 strains of copepods I am looking at are

    Tisbe
    Tangerine
    Moina Salina

    [1]http://plankt.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/6/553.full.pdf

    Shipping costs approximately $20 for overnight and 16 oz starter cultures are $24-$36 each. http://www.seahorsesource.com/cgi-bin/shop/search.cgi?&category=Foods-Live
     
  3. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks everyone for the support!! I am placing an order for copepods right now! I will keep everyone update.
     
  4. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: Copepods-BACK IN STOCK-LIMITED!!

    Thanks Sean for the pods and phyto! I will let you know how it goes! However I forgot to get the brine shrimp. Oh well.

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  5. Stzim

    Stzim Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sean, you get your new pod strains this week? I have my fingers crossed that you can avoid any crashes.

    BTW, My Mandarin is looking positively plump these days. Thanks!

    Steve
     
  6. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Martin: I'll be hatching some more time next week, I'm going to try and grow them out more this time.

    Steve: I did! I ordered some Arctodiaptomus salinus and Tisbe biminiensis. I really appreciate the additional support Steve. When I can harvest, I'll be sending you several bottles!

    Glad to hear your mandarin is happy. What type of mandarin do you have?
     
  7. cdrewferd

    cdrewferd Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Always keep me on the list for when you get enough to harvest.
     
  8. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Everything was looking really good on Wednesday. I checked on them yesterday and I think phantom tripping occurred on my GFCI and caused it to shut off. First time I've seen that happen. The waterbath was pretty cold, lets hope that everything survived.
     
  9. bush8984

    bush8984 Sardine Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sean, you gonna be at reefstock either day.. plans just changed so I'll be up there both days now and need some more "Ocean Majic" Shoot me a text as I've lost your number 210 275-7520
     
  10. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Copepods-BACK IN STOCK-LIMITED!!

    I could use some if your at reefstock
     
  11. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Jonathan, I should be there either Saturday or Sunday. Will you be there both days?

    Andrew - Copepods? Which day will you be there?
     
  12. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: Copepods-BACK IN STOCK-LIMITED!!

    Sean ill take a bottle of pods and will be there all day on Saturday!!!
     
  13. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Copepods-BACK IN STOCK-LIMITED!!

    I will be there Saturday
     
  14. bush8984

    bush8984 Sardine Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sean, I'll be there both days. Just shoot me a text on which day you wanna link up
     
  15. Smiley

    Smiley Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    whats your stock looking like? I want another kit....
     
  16. Bajamike

    Bajamike Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

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    I need pods oh so many pods

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  17. asn-naso

    asn-naso Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

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    Me too

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  18. dr.schlegs

    dr.schlegs Copepod

  19. Stzim

    Stzim Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

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    Me four...

    Sean has spring break this week. Not sure if he is out of town or playing romantic music to the pods.

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  20. FishTV

    FishTV Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

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