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Old 09-23-2010, 10:51 PM   #1 
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Interesting experiment

Ok so with this spawn I've been having trouble getting my BBS to hatch.

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2.5 gallon tank half filled
25 watt heater at 93*F
One clear 2 liter bottle
One green 2 liter bottle

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Hatching within 10 hours :)

Green one:
Weird. They begin hatching but die before or any that do hatch die. Not sure why. Any thoughts would help.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:12 PM   #2 
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Could the temperature be a little high? This is just a guess since I know nothing about hatching brine shrimp.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:22 PM   #3 
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No, higher temps equals faster hatching. But if it was wouldn't the batch in the clear container die as well??
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:09 PM   #4 
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Maybe they don't like the green bottle? lol
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:20 PM   #5 
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That's what I'm thinking...I got new eggs and tried them but the same thing happened. I changed my set up to using two 20 oz water bottles and got even better hatching. BOOYA!!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:22 PM   #6 
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I know sea monkeys like natural sunlight, and it helps make them yummy algae and stuff to eat and live! I don't know, though :O
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:54 PM   #7 
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Ya I've had good hatcheries ina kit from the fish store and put it in the window...this is just faster and gets my fry more food.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:54 PM   #8 
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The darker bottles block out light....which is why most beer comes in dark bottles; they block light making it last longer. You need the opposite effect(or affect?).
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:20 PM   #9 
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Cj you're correct. effect. lol

very strange. hm. I miss having sea monkeys. I noticed the other night wal-mart still has those little kits for $1. Cheap bbs? lol
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:25 PM   #10 
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Lol a vial of BBS eggs is $7 at a fish store, lasts about a year. BBS hatcheries are just easier made from scratch.
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