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by JamesBryan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Olive Nerites at full-seawater or fresh water?
Replies: 2
Views: 3179

Re: Olive Nerites at full-seawater or fresh water?

The species I have lay lots of eggs in salt but non in brackish..so far. I haven't set them in fresh yet. The eggs hatch in full salt. The larvae just don't make it. I have tried removing filtration media hoping to get some to settle and develop but to no avail. Pretty snails. Haven't broken the cod...
by JamesBryan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

Re: Gammarus

Finally got the bugs worked out of my bugs. ha ha ha, no? ok, I will keep my day job. The WalMart water works fine, three label colors all work. I also use water from older daphnia cultures that I am feeding off. I am using the leeched leaves, java moss for hiding, limestone gravel for "rocky bottom...
by JamesBryan
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

Re: Gammarus

It's an older publication. Early 20th century. Lots of details though. Would you be willing to sacrifice some of your pest azteca by sending them my way? I'll pay shipping of course and will compensate you for them. I have been soaking leaves outside in tubs and these are added one at a time. The ar...
by JamesBryan
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

Re: Gammarus Info source

I found a source of info on raising them. "On the Rearing and Breeding of Gammarus in Laboratory Conditions" by E.W. Sexton Interesting point was that G. pulex a freshwater species, and G. chevreuxi a brackish species, and G. Locusta a marine species were all conditioned to live and breed in a "supe...
by JamesBryan
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

Re: Gammarus

Which is the largest of the group? Any known sources of specimens? pulex are a speciies of daphnia. not only :) * Gammarus acherondytes * Gammarus bousfieldi * Gammarus desperatus * Gammarus hyalelloides * Gammarus lacustris * Gammarus pecos * Gammarus pulex * Gammarus roeselii * Gammarus setosus z.
by JamesBryan
Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

Re: Gammarus

The one Gammarus (pulex?) culture that was made from the Walmart (green label) Spring Water is still going and I have my first babies. The plant I have is Willow Moss, not java moss. I have started to move just a few to the couple Walmart water jars that are now green water. I have only used the Wal...
by JamesBryan
Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

will try again

I will set up as you have descrbed and place dry leaves in for organic matter and let tank sit for a while and then try again. Spring Water container still has a few swimming in the willow moss. I added some sand for substrate. I'll keep working on it till I get it to where they like it. I appreciat...
by JamesBryan
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

No I did not cycle

Sorry, didn't answer your question.

I just pulled water out of the other cultures and dig the bag float thing like you would a fish. The 4th culture was the Drinking Water from Walmart by the gallon.
by JamesBryan
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

Walmart Spring Water NOT reverse osmosis--my error

Looked at the label again last night. Mechanical filtration, Ozonation, UV sterilization. NO reverse osmosis. My tap water was originally run through an innexpensive "water filter" that attached to the faucet. Then treated with Stress Coat dechlorinator/dechloraminator. Turned into green water and u...
by JamesBryan
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

Water quality

The water was the green label cheap water from WalMart by the gallon .64 cents It says on the label that it is R/O and UV treated. The blue label had the exact same treatment process listed but was called spring water. The green bottle was called drinking water. Some have still died off. Some are st...
by JamesBryan
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Invertebrates
Topic: Gammarus
Replies: 32
Views: 23471

You can't kill them, I can't raise them

:roll: What's a shrimper to do? I have ordered Gammarus shrimp three times. Once they came in late and most were dead, by next moring all were dead. I figured, try again with someone closer. I ordered from within my state. They arrived in excellent condition and had lots of java moss to hide in. I s...