NANFA-- OT: Aquatic insects and clam shrimp

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Tue, 25 May 2004 16:03:54 -0700

The June 2004 issue of Reptiles magazine has an article entitled "Whirligigs
and Water Bugs" by Arthur V. Evans (the Bug Doc). It advocates the keeping
of aquatic insects. Article is written for readers with little experience
collecting and maintaining aquatic animals but has interesting insights on
types and numbers of beetles and bugs that can be easily maintained and how
to care for them. Definitely worth reading if you like aquatic

On a related topic - Tyler Strange and I were sampling floodplain pools this
weekend and found large numbers of clam shrimp (Conchostraca). This was the
first time that I have seen them in Mississippi. We brought a few back
alive. Would like to keep them as long as possible, but Pennak says that
phyllopods (except for brine shrimp) are difficult to maintain. If anyone
has tried to keep this unusual animal, I would like to hear about your

- Jan Hoover
Vicksburg, MS
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