06-27-2019, 06:45 PM
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: New Jersey
| | Re: Live Daphnia from frozen Daphnia?
I started my daphnia culture in outdoor planters a few years ago, and continue to harvest daphnia year after year. I top the planters with WC water, never clean them, and let them over winter. I mount a window screen over to prevent mosquito from laying eggs. The planters are exposed to direct sunlight for most afternoon, so the summer temp can hit 90s in mid day, and the production drops, but never crashed. The most productive time is spring and fall. Certain time of the year I saw a lot of floating black pepper seeds, and I guess they must be ephippia, but I am not certain not knowing what they should look like. It’s care free life food.