Hatching and Growing Brine Shrimp (Artemia) is–I believe–the ultimate brine shrimp article for aquarium hobbyists. Starts with hatching eggs in a soup bowl without aeration. Moves onto ‘hatching dishes’ that automatically separate nauplii from shells, making harvesting fresh nauplii incredibly easy. More new subjects include cold storage of harvested nauplii, feeding fish decapsulated eggs, why lower salinity works best, and growing shrimp out for 3 days. Author discusses the many factors (osmoregulation, iron nutrition, sensitivity to heavy metals, etc) that affect hatching success.
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great article I will be reading your website more often
Thanks. I have spent years on brine shrimp, mainly because my fish love them so much.
Thank you so much, I’ve had various results hatching small amounts low tech, after reading your article I’m going to try your exact recipe, and add water conditioner. Hopefully my kitchen will no longer be a hatching laboratory, and my husband can safely pour milk on his breakfast cereal again!