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    by as332-at-FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Kevin Conlin) (Thu, 27 Jul 1995)

Shelf Life of Dried Fish Food?

by as332-at-FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Kevin Conlin)
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria


Wendy Lehnert (lehnert-at-themis.cs.umass.edu) writes:

>  I just noticed that my freeze-dried brine shrimp seemed a little gummy
> this morning. It used to be hard & crunchy. Although I've been keeping 
> the container sealed tight - and I've only had it about 1-2 months -
> I guess this really humid weather can cause trouble if you open it
> up at all (it's been super hot/humid around here for the last 2 weeks).

The useful life of unrefrigerated dry fish food is about 6 weeks once the
package has been opened.  I keep mine in the freezer next to the frozen
rats (the lizard has to eat too) where it stays good for several months.

> Is it possible to save the food by nuking it in the microwave? Or
> drying it out in a warm oven? Or is it best to toss it and take no
> chances?

Throw it out.

--
Kevin Conlin                          "We're Canadians.  We HAVE to be polite"


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