saving eggs?

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

  1. featherblueWell Known MemberMember

    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

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    You can but it in a nursey making sure there is sufficient circulation I.e. add an airstone
     
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    featherblueWell Known MemberMember

    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?
     




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    featherblueWell Known MemberMember

    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

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator 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.
     
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    featherblueWell Known MemberMember

    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
     
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    featherblueWell Known MemberMember

    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

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

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

    M0T0Valued MemberMember

    Good luck I hope all goes well :)
     
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    featherblueWell Known MemberMember

    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 :)
     
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    featherblueWell Known MemberMember

    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

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    Congrats!!!
     




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