saving eggs?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by featherblue, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. f

    featherblue Well Known Member Member

    I remember reading a tread about saving neo shrimp eggs lost in a molt. I had a berried orange die today. The eggs are really close to hatching.....how can I save them? Would the theory of ADF tadpole hatching work? Id like to save these little ones if I can
     
  2. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member

    You can but it in a nursey making sure there is sufficient circulation I.e. add an airstone
     
  3. OP
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    featherblue Well Known Member Member

    So I read small jar 100% wc everyday for frogs (closest info I could find)

    Would I be ok with my current set up, 2 partially filled, floating 2-4oz plastic cups. Syringe to new jar float every day.

    Or should I do a bigger jar so I have room to run an air stone? Still 100% wc daily?
     




  4. OP
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    featherblue Well Known Member Member

    So I moved the eggs into a sponge spacer covered with a nylon (eggs fell thru net). They aren't actively moving, bubbles are going around the nylon. Should I stir them a few times a day? Or should they be fine even if they're not bouncing?
     
  5. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member

    As long as you have great circulation where the eggs are....just remember when they are attached to the mother shrimp she usually fans them. Try to mimic that circulation.

    They don't necessarily have to bounce around just adequate movement.
     
  6. OP
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    featherblue Well Known Member Member

    So they're inns small tupperware floating innthe tank, airstone innthe tupp to keep it moving. They seem to get caught in the corner under the airstone every few hours, so I gently shake em to the other side for the slow roll back
     
  7. OP
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    featherblue Well Known Member Member

    Removed one egg this evening. It was white, and larger than yesterday and the others. The little black eyes are more defined today :)
     
  8. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    I really hope you have good luck on this!!! I am excited to see little ones ;)
     
  9. M0T0

    M0T0 Valued Member Member

    Good luck I hope all goes well :)
     
  10. OP
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    featherblue Well Known Member Member

    ONE OF THE EGGS HAS HATCHED!!!!!!!!!
    tiny tiny little shrimp......even smaller than the first blues I saw hatched. I couldn't get a pic, too tiny. I'm going to just release it into the tank so it doesn't starve in the egg tumbler. Hopefully the rest will hatch over the next few hours/days :)
     
  11. OP
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    featherblue Well Known Member Member

    Hatchery results:

    12 eggs saved to tumble
    7 live shrimplets released into tank
    3 viable eggs dropped into tank (oops, tumble slipped out of my hands)
    2 eggs fuzzy and gross looking

    I'm shocked as many survived as they did :)
     
  12. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member

    Congrats!!!
     




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