How hours of daylight effect molting

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Fascinating article here.

Just came off another thread where this great website was linked.

Here is the article I liked




I think this could help people who are struggling with molting issues or establishing a colony.

Less light reduces mortality by slowing the molt rate of shrimp.
If you are having a molting crisis, reduce or remove light for a while.imo

I would try this.
Though, I think it's best used as a temporary measure. It slows the growth of shrimp.

You can also control the sex ratio of your shrimp through temperature.
Here is the link from the thread here again



I know I have more males due to high temps.

It also mentions that you can stimulate breeding by adding a small amount of cooler water to your tank. Simulates rainwater in breeding periods in the wild.

I was accidentally doing this as a newbie and my shrimp went from 12 to 100 in less than 6 mos.

Great site.cool info
 

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