they like to dig, so I suggest getting plants that won't be uprooted easily. I think they'll nibble on some mosses, or whatever's growing or stuck on the mosses, so java moss and marimo moss balls are good options!
Great, thanks!I’ve never used a heater for any of my vernal tanks. I usually use a 2.5 or 5 gallon with an inch or so sand and some leaf litter. Maybe 1 inch of water to start, raising slowly as they get larger. Water from an infusoria culture certainly wouldn’t hurt. Supplement with powdered spirulina or yeast. Adults will eat any commercial fish or shrimp food - make sure it’s copper free. They will also eat blanched veggies.
Lol, I do plan do to an actual leaf litter layer, I just didn't feel like going outside todayPersonally, I believe that if the temps are close you’ll be fine as long as they get some real sunlight.
When I said leaf litter, I meant brown dry leaves from trees - the kind of stuff that may blow into a vernal pool after it dries out for the season. I usually use oak, maple, birch & grape leaves.
Once the leaves get wet again they become a major surface for biofilm.
I think most do it for that, but some people did it to kill whatever was on them.No, I never boil mine. I’m guessing others are doing so to reduce tannins
Sure, I'll PM you.I’ve been looking for hydra for a while - if you’re willing to ship a couple leaves or a infested plant send me a PM!
Don’t be surprised if you also get a few other species to hatch out as well. Seed shrimp, fairy shrimp & Daphnia occaisionally get mixed in Triops kits.
Sure, I'll PM you.
And I ended up ordering from Dadias on eBay (is that the right spelling?) And I got the Newberryi! So far they're all bouncing like I've seen on videos, but it would be really cool to get some fairy shrimp.
I found some yellow poplar leaves, then the sky opened up and randomly started pouring, so I'm going to have to go back out later.
Will do! I found some oak trees near my house, but it's still raining so I'll go back tomorrow.It's Dadasis. He's the best seller for Triops that I've found. Definitely crumble up some leaf litter in there. I never raised Newberryi, I'd only raised Longicaudatus and Cancriformis. Keep updating how things are going with the Newb. as I may have to get some of these eggs from him.
Honestly!! I think I did everything right though, I'm just confused. Temp is a bit low right now, 72.7, but you'd think it would be enough. And I see some infusoria, not a lot but there is some going about. Distilled water, there's one pretty decayed sword leaf, some fresher sword leaves, I just don't know...what!!!!!