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Old 09-21-2019, 08:11 PM
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Does anyone have a culture of lawn shrimp? I've had mine for about three months and they seem very slow to reproduce. I'm keeping them at room temperature in moist coco fiber with some wood and feeding vegetable scraps and occasionally some cockatiel food pellets but I'm not seeing much of an increase in the numbers. Any thoughts how to get them to "boom?"
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:00 AM
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I'm currently culturing Cryptorchestia cavimana, which is a species that occurs in Belgium and is considered almost fully terrestrial (they need a moist to wet soil so they naturally occur on lake shores). I keep them in wet sphagnum and feed them algae powder and aquatic plants such as Elodea. They are not super quick to grow, but there is a definite increase in numbers over time. I keep them at around 25 degrees C.

I would've liked to cultivate actual lawn shrimp, but they seem very hard to come by in Europe. So far these guys are proving to be a good alternative.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:25 AM
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The lawn shrimp I have have been pretty slow to reproduce. I wonder if maybe I need to keep them warmer?
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The amphipods I culture are aquatic. They grow in numbers moderately fast. I didnít know there was a kind that could live in substrate. Do you have a picture?


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Will dart frogs still eat them if you take them out of water and put them in a dish?
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Will dart frogs still eat them if you take them out of water and put them in a dish?


If they are at least moving I would assume so.


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