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Old 05-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #1 
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Started an infusoria culture. :)

Since I've decided to breed, I've been reading everything I can about how to be successful, and I've listened to the advice of others, as well.

So today, to make sure I can do it, I started some 2-quart infusoria cultures using water from a well-established, heavily planted aquarium and two rabbit pellets each. Probably a silly thing to be excited about, but I am. It's an important first step!
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:25 PM   #2 
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Don't forget a microscope. :)
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:17 PM   #3 
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So far they aren't turning away from green, and I'm beginning to wonder if I did something wrong with them. :-/ Is it okay for them to have a lid? To be sitting in the sun? Did I need to shake them after I put in the rabbit food pellet?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #4 
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I didnt need the direct sun. Also i used lettuce as it gives a sweet smell. Not sure bout pellets nut i heard of it before.Www
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Hm. If I take it out of the sun now, will it help, or is it ruined?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:46 PM   #6 
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Sorry, was typing from my phone and it gives crazy text lol.
It would not matter if you took it out of sun at this moment.
I actually think during this time of the year, it gets so hot the infusoria will die staying in direct sunlight. As for my setup, I didn't shake it, but I just oxygenized(airate) the water to keep it moving.
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Hm. I'll make a new one, then. I read differing accounts on sunlight and didn't know what to think. Should it be on a windowsill, or out of sun entirely?
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It's really simple lol. It doesn't matter. I've had success either way.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:27 PM   #9 
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What kind of jar do you use?
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I used 2 liter soda bottles. Just like hatching bbs, instead it's infusoria. Cut off the bottom portion of the 2 liter and save the opening to be use as base.

Try to use clear white bottles as it's easier to see what's going on inside.
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