Daphnia magna eggs, 10+, freshwater, food for plants & fish, aquarium live pet

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller littlegreenmonsters (1,000) 99.2%, Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123710862306 Daphnia magna eggs, 10+“Grow your own Daphnia culture!” You are purchasing a hand-packed paper packet of 10+ eggs of Daphnia magna. Daphnia magna is a small planktonic crustacean (adult length 1.5–5.0 mm) that belongs to the subclass Phyllopoda. It inhabits a variety of freshwater environments, ranging from acidic swamps to rivers made of snow runoff, and is broadly distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere and South Africa. Daphnia are commonly known as water fleas, they reproduce sexually and asexually (see lifecycle diagram). These little creatures eat bacteria, micro-organisms, algae in the water, making them excellent water cleaners! They can be used for feeding carnivorous plants such as Genlisea and Utricularia (by adding the Daphnia to their water trays), as well as fish and other small aquatic animals. Hatching Daphnia:1. Collect rainwater into a container that's 1 liter or larger2. Pour the daphnia eggs on top of the water3. Provide steady warm temperature around 26°C and regular lighting (16 hours on, 8 hours off)4. Wait for 2-14days for them to start hatching! Feeding Daphnia:Daphnia will eat algae (green water), yeast and bacteria. Feeding Daphnia with yeast is easy: Put yeast powder into a container of water and mix it well. And then add enough of the yeast mixture to our daphnia container so that the water is slightly clouded. The Daphnia are filter feeders and they will eat the yeast in the water. Repeat feeding the Daphnia culture whenever the water becomes clear. Do not overfeed! Growing Tips:You can grow Daphnia in almost any type of container. It's best to use a container that has a large surface area.Always age the water in your container before adding the live Daphnia culture. Daphnia does not tolerate chlorine, so avoid using tap water directly. Rainwater is the best for them.Daphnia like pH of the water from 6.2 to 8.9, avoid changing the pH suddenly.Change 20% of the water every 2 weeks, and remove the debris in the bottom.The ideal temperature for growing Daphnia is usually 20-28°C. When the water is too warm or too cold, the Daphnia culture will stop reproducing.The Daphnia culture does not need an air pump, but small and weak aeration (bubbles) can help the culture growing faster; too much aeration will kill off your culture.It's a good idea to have multiple containers of Daphnia growing at the same time. Having a backup culture is a great insurance if one culture goes bad and crashes.Keep your Daphnia containers at a bright location: on a bright windowsill, or under artificial grow-light. They need lighting to be happy. Placing the culture on a sunny windowsill is a good idea as long as the water doesn't get too hot. Daphnia needs at least 10 hours of light a day.It's important to harvest or divide your Daphnia culture on a regular basis. Otherwise the culture will crash due to overcrowding. Condition: New, Water Type: Fresh, Custom Bundle: No, Brand: Unbranded, Suitable for: Tropical Fish

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