Raising Fairy Shrimp
Mike finally got his fairy shrimp eggs in the mail yesterday. I'd never heard of them before he ordered them, and I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm going to use this thread to journal this adventure.
1 gal bowl with lid/lED lights (set on a 12/hr timer)
1 gal of spring water
turkey baster (for feeding purposes)
YEAST SOUP (aka shrimp food)
1 pack of activated yeast
1 c sugar
clean soda bottle (for storing the "yeast soup")
Here's the recipe for the yeast soup, we found it online. According to the instructions, it's also good for daphnia, probably will work with brine shrimp too.
Yeast Soup: To make yeast soup, dissolve one packet of dried yeast (either bakers or brewers yeast),
one teaspoon of sugar, and a big pinch of crushed fish food flakes in 1/3 cup of hot water (around 100 degrees).
Mix well, and let it sit for about an hour to activate the yeast.
Be sure to use a container tall enough to allow the yeast to bubble up. (An old plastic frosting container works well.)
Store your “soup” in the refrigerator or another cool place.
This will be enough food to feed your shrimp for weeks. Also good for Daphnias.
*****Note, this stuff rises to twice it's original volume, so be sure the whole thing doesn't take up more than 1/2 of the container.