NANFA-- culturing zooplankton

Christopher Scharpf (
Fri, 09 Apr 2004 08:18:49 -0400

Please reply to Jamie; his contact info is below. Thanks.

Does anyone have experience culturing zooplankton (Daphnia, copepods,
etc)? I have been talking to a fellow at a local nature center who is
interested in teaching young kids (grades K-4) about pond life. I thought
it would be easiest if he could keep zooplankton in an aquarium at home,
then scoop out a jar full to take to the classrooms when he goes. Growing
his own would allow him to do this during the winter months as well. Any
suggestions, references, etc.? Please contact me directly at if you have any ideas.


Jamie Ladonski

Mr. James B. Ladonski
Collection Assistant
Division of Amphibians and Reptiles
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496 USA
phone: (312) 665-7722
fax: (312) 665-7697
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