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Old 12-01-2013, 03:57 AM   #1 
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Rotifers culture?

So... I bought these rotifer cultures from BrineShrimpDirect (forgot the exact name).

I kind of neglected the culture for the first couple days >.> (Or rather I accidentally forgot that they needed feeding). And since I can't see rotifers, I have no idea how to tell what, or if anything, is in the culture _._ This feels like such a stupid problem.

So I've been feeding them with spirulina powder and the water will turn from light green back to clear. I'm assuming something is eating the spirulina, is there any way to tell if it's rotifers or an infusoria culture (or something else o.O?)

Also, I mixed some spirulina water and left it over a couple of days and it miraculously turned clear too! Is there anyway to tell what's inside that culture >.<? (Hopefully I don't have to buy an expensive microscope, I'm a little tight on funds cause all my funds are going into the barracks project).

I thought taking a picture would be kind of useless since it honestly just looks like clear water with very miniscule "dust" spots in them.

*Also, are rotifers and infusoria the same thing O.o?
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:41 AM   #2 
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Originally Posted by Aryia View Post
*Also, are rotifers and infusoria the same thing O.o?
Infusoria are unicellular algae and aquatic creatures that make up the Benthos
rotifers would be part of this infusoria
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:53 AM   #3 
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That's a good one, Rick. Thank you very much.
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