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Live Russian Red daphnia culture 8 bags
Item #1600914614

Current Auction Time: Wed Jun 23 18:13:17 2021

Final: $35.00 (reserve price met) First Bid $35.00
Time left 00:00 # of Bids 1 (bid history)
Started Sep 16 2020 - 09:30:14 PM Location Riverton UT 84065 United States
Ended Sep 23 2020 - 09:30:14 PM
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Seller Swordtails1 (436/440) 101-500
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High Bidder Killiemane (579/580) 500-1000

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Description: Russian Red daphnia Culture Live 8400 6 bags You are bidding on 8400 8 bags Planktonic crustaceans (Daphnia magna??). Daphnia culture (magna ??) The daphnia will number at least 2100 and will be shipped by Priority mail This is a culture I have had for over 2 years and I was told it is from an original culture taken from the Moscow Zoo aligator pond in the 60's. It has some adaptations to survive in adverse water conditions in the hobby all those years. They like but do not require the green water and will do just fine . On established cultures I feed a little crushed flake food each day (available in bulk from us). I typically have an airline bubbling and some snails with no heater. A functioning culture has detrius decaying and apparantly producing bacteria and infusoria for the new-borns. They can live down to freezing -- but at reduced vigor. Shipping temperatures are not a problem as long as it is under 90F. See some movies of the daphnia below. Instructions are at our web site (see below). Daphnia are small, planktonic crustaceans, between 0.2 and 5 mm in length. Daphnia are members of the order Cladocera, and are one of the several small aquatic crustaceans commonly called water fleas. The pictures of the are of the strain we sell . The Russian Reds are usually red in color and my previous investigations into Brine Shrimp indicates that the red color is indicative of an increased amount of hemoglobin. I was told -- but don't ask me to prove it -- that these guys have been distributed through the hobby since the 1960's when they were originally collected from the aligator pond at the Moscow Zoo -- thus the name. Perhaps this strain is like the legendary Yeti or the real life Sherpas of the Himalayas -- naturally selected or adapted for a low-oxygen environment -- I wonder how a Sherpa would do in a marathon race?? If you google 'daphnia on dime' or 'daphnia on bowl' you should be able to view videos of our daphnia. The water of some of my established cultures appears reddish. In interviews of some of my friends that have crashed the cultures the common denominator is a boom before the crash -- keep some low-level safety cultures going for insurance -- don't have all of your culture risked in boom culturing for more food. Feeding daily rather than in mass feedings every week or few days is less risky. The green water is not required but helps get a culture going. Black dots in the daphia are eggs which indicates that the conditions are adverse -- they normally reproduce asexually (all females). Shipping Info We usually ship out on Monday and Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Shipping is priority mail (medium flat-rate box). Live arrival guaranteed only with Express mail, . For non-alive-arrival claims a picture of the fish in the unopened bag within 72 hours is required (remember that the guarantee is for Express mail, FedX next day or air cargo only). None of the shipping companies has meaningful insurance -- only the shipping cost will be reimbursed on a successful claim -- if you try to push the issue the likely result will be that they will flag your destination area to not receive shipped animals. Most people want Priority Mail which is not guaranteed for live arrival or for a delivery time but is usually successful without heat packs when your local temperatures remain between 60F and 90F for 72 hours after the date we agree to mail them -- so pay attention to your local weather. In the case of daphnia/Free shipping If you need to change or delete your auction, go to your auction, put in your user name and password, and click on Modify Auction Thanks for choosing only shipping this 8 bags of daphnia through usps

Bid History:

Bidders Bid Time Bid Comments
Killiemane (579/580) 500-1000 Sep 23 2020 - 11:03:55 AM $35.00 BUY IT NOW

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