100% of the finest brine shrimp eggs from the Great Salt Lake! Easy to hatch! Innovative Nitro Pack inner package assures a great hatch. Ideal for reef tanks and baby fish!
Hatching instructions: Use 25gr to 35gr (+/- 1 soupspoon) of salt per liter and add +/- 2gr of brine shrimp eggs per liter. Use tap water and pour salt into the cone with air pump running. When using kitchen salt, it is best is to add +/- 3gr (1 teaspoon) of sodium-bicarbonate (backing soda). Make sure the water temperature is maintained between 26° - 29° during the incubation period. (Do not exceed 30°C, as improper temperature control is the main reason for a bad hatch). The air line should reach to the bottom of the hatching vessel to ensure vigorous and homogenous mixing. An air stone is not recommended. Add the eggs to the hatching water and make sure air keeps eggs in suspension. Eggs will hatch into very tiny, nearly microscopic “Nauplii” (babies) in 18 to 30 hours. You can harvest by removing the air tube and waiting two to five minutes for the orange nauplii to come to the bottom of the cone. After 24 hours stop aeration and wait 10 minutes until nauplii settle to the bottom. Empty shells will float at the surface. Siphon the nauplii on a sieve, rinse carefully with tap water and feed to your animals.
Brine Shrimp Eggs.
1025070, Artemia/Brine Shrimp Eggs, box of 50gr
1025085, Artemia/Brine Shrimp Eggs, can of 454gr
Did you know?
The new bread Artemia nauplii contain the natural carotenoid pigment canthaxanthine.
What are the optimal conditions for hatching Ocean Nutrition artemia cysts?
Artemia cysts should be stored in cool dry place prior and after opening the packaging. Standard guidelines are:
* Maximum 2 gram of dry cysts per liter, * pH > 8, * Salinity between 25 and 35 gram per liter, * A lot of aeration and light, * Water temperature between 26 and 29 °C (do not exceed 30 °C°).
It is important to keep the water properly buffered in order to maintain a high pH. Make sure that all equipment is properly cleaned to increase your chances of success. Please check our downloads section.
My artemia culture failed to hatch. Are there any other alternatives to feeding artemia nauplii?
It has happened to the best of us and you know what the old saying is “never put all your eggs in the same basket”. First of all before setting up your artemia hatchery make sure that all the basics are respected. Is the salinity correct? Is the pH OK? Do I need to buffer my pH? Are my cyst properly stored? These are all variables that can easily be avoided. In general, it is a good idea to start two cultures with a couple of hours delay between each culture. Should one fail, you’ve got a back-up plan. We do have an off the shelf solution which is just as good as the real thing. It’s called the instant baby brine shrimp. This product has brilliant buoyancy properties that will fool any prey. The Instant Baby Brine Shrimp is an ideal extra to any invertebrate tank. Other products such as our frozen Cyclops and red plankton also work successfully.
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