Aaand, we’re back!

November 15th, 2013 by Egbert at 16:37

Ready for a new batch.

32 shrimp bought.

Forth batch – total loss

December 24th, 2009 by Steef at 09:51

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

larvae have hatched

December 22nd, 2009 by Steef at 17:58

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

December 20th, 2009 by Steef at 15:47

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

December 7th, 2009 by Steef at 19:45

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.

Eggs! Lots of eggs!

July 14th, 2009 by Egbert at 20:00

While we’re preparing for a new batch, using another nutrient for the larves.. Eggs!
(I really should get out my camera stand for this sometime…)

Lots of eggs

Lots of eggs

possibilities

January 18th, 2009 by Steef at 19:33

2 pregnant shrimp in the main tank. All tanks have been cleaned, but if we have no clue to what goes wrong… there is no point in trying.

Total loss – again

January 15th, 2009 by Steef at 09:25

Thuesday we found no larvae alive in the 17ppt tank and only 4 in the 25 ppt tank. This is substantially less than would have survived at 35 ppt.

It’s back to the drawingboard.

Salinity unstable

January 7th, 2009 by Steef at 08:29

Salinity measurements this morning proved 20 ppt in the 17 ppt tank and 28 in the 25 ppt tank.
The salinity has been lowered to 18 ppt and 26 ppt.

We have very unstable salinity, so either the water is evaporating at a frightning rate or the meeter is less brilliant than we thought.

Salinity is rising, a lot

January 6th, 2009 by Steef at 20:25

After carefull inspection the shrimp in the 17 ppt salinity tank are not dead, indeed they are alive and kicking!

Measurements today did prove the salinity in both tanks is rising. The 17 ppt tank was at 22 ppt, the 25 ppt tank was at 29 ppt.
Both tanks have been covered a bit extra, but we really need a coverplate to keep salinity stable. From now on: measuring every day…..