RE: NANFA-- Live Food Culture

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Wed, 5 Jun 2002 13:45:44 -0500

Re Live Food Cultivation -

I posted this once a long time ago, but it may be worth repeating:

Lawrence, S.G. 1981. Manual for the culture of selected freshwater
invertebrates. Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 54: 169 pp.

This book describes culture and mass culture techniques for ramshorn snails,
Daphnia (D. magna, D. pulex), brine shrimp, scuds (separate sections for
Hyalella and Gammarus lacustris), bloodworms (Chironomus), and burrowing
mayflies (Hexagenia). Chapters are written in a standard format: detailed
text on life history and ecology and toxicology, and cookbook style outlines
on collection, isolation, cultivation, and maintenance. The book was
available free shortly after it was published and so it was widely
distributed. Copies should be available at university libraries (especially
those carrying Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences) or
through interlibrary loans.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Wintin
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 12:20 PM
Subject: RE: NANFA-- Live Food Culture


-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf
Of Brian Haas
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 9:46 AM
Subject: NANFA-- Live Food Culture

Successful people like Moon and Ray - if you ever need an excuse to write
an article for AC, by all means share your live food rearing techniques...
All of them. Live food culture/collection is one of the most important,
yet least documented aspects of fishkeeping. Share the love!

If you don't want to have to write an article, give me your phone number.
I'll do an interview and write one for you. Seriously!

Travis Haas
Hazel Green, WI
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