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SKU: L5.00

Brine shrimp eggs, live

AU$18.70 ex GST

Description: L5.00 is a 20g packet of Brine Shrimp eggs. Brine Shrimp live in saline environments and can be found in saline lakes on all continents except Antarctica. The global prevalence of Brine Shrimp is due to their ability to tolerate a wide range of salt concentrations. Commonly cultured as live food for fish, Brine Shrimp produce two different types of eggs; thin-shelled summer eggs and thick-shelled winter eggs. The thin shelled eggs develop steadily and then hatch; while the development of the embryo within the thick shelled eggs halts when it reaches a particular stage. The eggs, and the embryos within them, are then able to survive for months or even years until changes in the environmental conditions trigger the embryos to develop further and hatch. Brine Shrimp eggs hatch into larvae called nauplii. 

 

Qty: 1, 20g packet of Brine Shrimp eggs

 

Classification:  

 

  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Crustacea
  • Class: Branchiopoda
  • Order: Anostraca
  • Family: Artemiidae
  • Genus: Artemia

 

NotesTo create a standard salt solution for hatching eggs you will need a solution of 3.5% or 35 ppt (parts per thousand) dissolved synthetic sea salt or non-iodized table salt in spring water.

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