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Brine Shrimp Hatching

Post  Rich47 on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 10:30

Hi everyone.

I'm interested to know the best way is to hatch the little critters? Going back many years I can remember the round brine shrimp hatchers which had a central sieve which could be removed with the latest hatchings. When my Dad had the shop I went with him to the fish supplier and he was raising brine shrimp in tall sweet jar with a air line making the water 'boil' and he was getting good results. Have any of you got any tips as to the best way to do it now.

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Re: Brine Shrimp Hatching

Post  Deans_Angels on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 16:40

Hi Rich,

Everyone has their own way of doing it, there is a good read by Rob here:

http://www.uk-angelfishforum.org.uk/t337-how-to-hatch-brine-shrimp?highlight=brine+shrimp


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Re: Brine Shrimp Hatching

Post  endlessendlers on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 06:59

I used two litre pop bottles. I cut off the bottom, inverted the lid end and placed it in the cut off bottom.  The bottom acted as a stand.  I then drilled a hole through bottle to accommodate the airline.  It worked well. I just turned the air off and waited for the shells to drop to the bottom before harvesting the brine shrimp.  Hope this helps.
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Re: Brine Shrimp Hatching

Post  Deans_Angels on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 13:08

No shame in pop bottles they work just as well and they fit all budgets.

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Re: Brine Shrimp Hatching

Post  endlessendlers on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 13:37

Deans_Angels wrote:No shame in pop bottles they work just as well and they fit all budgets.

They certainly do Dean, and very effective too.
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