Jul. 18th, 2017 12:55 am
elsewhence: (silly ikea person)
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man, who would've imagined what kind of water requirements brine shrimp actually have. salt content must be high enough (3.0-3.5%), it can't be salt that has iodine, flouride or seperating agents, the water can't be too hard, it should be slightly alkaline (pH 8-8.5), you should boil to sterilise it before all else, it's a good idea to let it sit for a couple of days after you're done all that and before you add eggs... no wonder the ones i got with children's magazines always died within a couple of days! not surprising that the magazines wouldn't mention any of that though, it would just bore children and something else will probably already have caught their interest by the time the shrimp inevitably die.

but i'm still giving it a more professional try now.