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  1. More on Moina
    by Mike Jacobs <mfjacobs/geocities.com> (Wed, 08 Oct 1997)
  2. moina
    by "Ed Pon" <edpon/hotmail.com> (Sun, 05 Oct 1997)
  3. More on Moina
    by "Ed Pon" <edpon/hotmail.com> (Tue, 07 Oct 1997)

More on Moina

by Mike Jacobs <mfjacobs/geocities.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997
To: apisto/majordomo.pobox.com

Guys........man have I been busy!!  I didn't wait this long to answer on
purpose.

I had a culture of Moina goin for about a year and a half.  Piece of
cake.  It was in a 10 gallon bare tank. every day to every othewr day I
would feed one of three things.
1)  Wheat Flour..........you find it in the normal grocery store.  Take
a pinch between your thumb and finger and put it in a small glass of
water, mix it up and throw it in the Moina tank.  It should just make it
cloudy eenough to just see through it.  This is what I feed for about a
year before I started the next two items.

2)  Green water..........no recipe needed.  Just keep the green water
coming.  I couldn't keep up the green water......couldn't produce enough
and got weary of trying!

3)  Roti-Rich........another fellow in the local club was daphnia
Magna....he had purchaced Roti-Rich and was successful so I bought some
and it's super.  It is a liquid green goopey stuf intended for raising
'micro-thingys'......the add is in the back of FAMA.....you keep it in
the 'frig and every day take 5-6-7-8 drops and put it in the tank and it
clouds the tank like the wheat flour and the next day it's as clear as
if there was a filter on the tank.

Caution.............1)  Always use OLD tank water to set up the
culture.  2)  Every 4-5-6-7 days siphon off the bottom scum and replace
with OLD tank water from a tank you are draining.  3) keep a snail or
2-3 in the tank  4) slight airation.....with and aiirstone or
something.....just barely move the water.
 
You will have enough daphnia to feed a bit of daphnia to 5-6-7 tanks
most every day.......every other day for sure.

I haven't read the literature y0ou folks have refered to but that's my
experience.

What happen to it??????????  A "friend" gave me what was left of his
culture and there was a "passenger".......HYDRA.......that was 7-8-9
months ago and I am still fighting the HYDRA and I lost the culture to
the hydra.......

Have a good day!!!


Mike

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moina

by "Ed Pon" <edpon/hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 1997
To: apisto/majordomo.pobox.com

The following is cut and pasted from the aquatic plants forum on the 
topic of moina.  Moina sounds like it has good possibilities as a live 
food for apistos (which is why I have been trying to locate some).

beginning of paste:
Mike Variano wrote:

I know this ins't the right place for this question, but
with all this talk about green water and daphnia I had to
ask. Does anyone have or know where to get Moina? it's very
similiar to Daphnia, but has lots of advantages. According
to my microalgae culture manual anyway.

Hi Mike!

A friend of mine once cultured Moina. He kept it solely
as a fish food. I'll tell you, I have never seen fish in such
beautiful colors as was his. It is well known fact Moina
poseses the highest protein content of all commonly available
and cultured critters. There are several advantages of raising
Moina as opposed to other Daphnia varieties. One of the
most important is surely abundance of proteins(75% of dry
matter)and amino acids for which we know are not stable
and usually break down within hours of the death of the host
(daphnia) in our case. Resistance to extreme temperatures is
another (it will do well from 5 to 35 degrees Celsius).In  fact one
can easily keep them in the fridge for a few days. They will be
just fine perhaps a bit hungry :-) that is all. There are other
advantages which I can elaborate on, if there is more people
interested.
I have heard, that more and more commercial fish hatcheries
are using Moina as opposed to brine shrimp.
Since I moved from Vancouver, I have lost contact with the
above mentioned friend, but I'd love to get my hands on a
small culture.

Franc Gorenc           Kitchener, Ontario

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More on Moina

by "Ed Pon" <edpon/hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997
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I found the URL for Moina.  It has quite a bit of information.  It is 
located at:
http://www.science.nus.sg/~sbs/fish/livefood/moina.html

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