Archive for December, 2009

Forth batch – total loss

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

No larvea appear to be alive. I have no clue what happened to them. Maybe the water was too old somehow?

larvae have hatched

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The eggs have hatched. It seems like a small bunch (but we are used to hatching more than 1 shrimp per try).

This is earlier than expected. The saltwater tank is running. Initial salinity will be 25 30 ppt, temp 24 degrees. The tank will be covered this time around, it should keep the salinity more stable than before.

Our choice of food has become Liquizell.

Shrimp caught

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

After very carefull search and seizure we have caught exactly 1 pregnant shrimp. At least 5 other shrimp have been caught, 4 of them females, none of them pregnant. This is strange, there should be over 20 shrimp in the tank, and most of them should be pregant.  1 pregnant shrimp was found, in a very early stage however. It has been placed in a quarantine tank for now.

Perhaps Eg will be able to catch some other shrimp from his tank to spread our chances.

Starting up again

Monday, December 7th, 2009

It has been quiet for some time, but tomorrow the old hatchtank will come out of the mothballs.

We have found some Liquizell which can finally be ordered in the Netherlands through aquaplantsonline. The shipment is expected tomorrow or the day after.

There is a constant supply of shrimp carrying eggs in the main tank.