Re: NANFA-- turkey baster

Doug Dame (
Tue, 29 Aug 2000 06:28:19 -0400

Norm wrote:

... <snip> .....b) any interesting uses you
have for your[ turkey baster] ?

I find it greatly improves the process of feeding purchased adult brine shrimp to the killies. Pour the purchased bag into a fine-grained net, rinse thoroughly, and empty into a pitcher of tank-ready water. Then pitcher in left hand and baster in right, it's suck/squirt/slide left, suck/squirt/slide left, suck/squirt/slide left, suck/squirt/slide left, suck/squirt/slide left, suck/squirt/slide right, suck/squirt/slide right, suck/squirt/slide right, etc.

It;'s easily 1/3 the time it takes me to do the same thing using a small dip net, and makes good sanitary practice easy. (When I'm in a hurry, I sometimes go tank-to-tank with the net, without an intermediate rinse.)

Now if I could just figure out a way to do the same thing with the mosquito larvae, their water is usually something I don't want added willy-nilly to my tanks.

BTW, I'm using some medium size clear plastic jobbies I picked up for $3 each at a Corning-ware/kitchen type store at an outlet mall. Since you can clearly see what's been drawn inside, I much prefer these to the more common opaque models. Especially when dealing with eggs. Worth looking for, IMO.


Doug Dame
Interlachen/Gainesville FL

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