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LIVE GUT LOADED BRINE SHRIMP! --Would anyone be interested?

Discussion in 'Algae Barn' started by AlgaeBarn, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod

    I am curious if anyone is interested in live, phytoplankton-gut-loaded brine shrimp?

    I'm not entirely sure about price, but I was thinking around ~$10/bottle.

    • Each bottle should contain many portions (I'm unsure the exact amount right now, but you'll be happy)
    • Shipping would be $6.00 per package and I could include several bottles in one package.
    • once the holidays are over, I think shipping will return to next day within Colorado.
    • Weekly or Biweekly(every 2 weeks) orders would a "subscribe and save" discount.
      • Helps me figure out how many brine shrimp to hatch, may possibly make a continuous hatchery.

    Brine shrimp need to be have about 12-24 hours in a phytoplankton medium to obtain enough nutrients(proteins and carbohydrates) and become enriched in fatty acids -- they should become extremely nutritious for fish and marine life. Each bottle should contain quite a few servings.

    If enough people are interested, I'll start culturing.
  2. SquidBreath

    SquidBreath Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I would definitely be interested...but not as interested as when I get more stuff to feed them to.
    You have a good thing going here....local source of live cultured foods...freakin awesome! Keep it up!
  3. bush8984

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

    I'd totally Get some. But tell me, how would I keep them alive between feeding. I'm also about ready for another bottle of Phtyo also, possibly combined shipping and any pods you may have let??
  4. Ghosty

    Ghosty Prawn

    Put me down for a couple bottles please.

    You could do a small airstone and room temp, in a larger container than the 1-liter bottle though. Some people keep them in the fridge. I just expect them to only last a week before die-off starts, but I might setup some rig to keep them longer.
  5. reefkoi

    reefkoi Barracuda Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    sounds like a great idea! live foods are always great!
  6. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod

    This is great to hear! I'll try and get some cultures going and I'll let you guys know when I have them in stock.
  7. 09bumblebee

    09bumblebee Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ill take an order with my order come jan if its even ready by then.
  8. bush8984

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

    I should be up that way sometime after Nick's live sale on the 1st.
  9. reeferpueblo

    reeferpueblo Copepod

    count me in 2 portions
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 23, 2012
  10. Ghosty

    Ghosty Prawn

    Count me in for two portions as well. Thx!
  11. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    Re: LIVE GUT LOADED BRINE SHRIMP! --Would anyone be interested?

    Sean are these ready for release yet?
  12. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod

    Hey Chad,

    Thanks for asking. They should be ready-to-ship/pickup Thursday or Friday!
  13. reefmaster719

    reefmaster719 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: LIVE GUT LOADED BRINE SHRIMP! --Would anyone be interested?

    Your inbox is full Sean.

    sent from my EVO eater
  14. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod


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