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Post Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:16 pm
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I was a friends house poking around a pond with the net and found a bunch of daphnia. They weren't very large yet, so I'm going to keep watching. Maybe in a week or so all of the little ones will be grown enough to make mass collection and freezing worth while. Every scoop would bring hundreds, but they sure were small.

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(wood ticks are out too)
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Post Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:20 pm
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So are we going to go on another collecting trip? :) Anchor? Anyone? I'm all for collectin' bugs. Well, not the ticks, but hey...
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Post Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:12 pm
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Why don't you want to feed them the wood ticks you take off your legs Dani? You could get more for your fish at auction if you lable them "A Little Bit of Dani in Every Fish!" :twisted:
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Post Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:27 pm
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I left a tank in my bag yard full of nitrogenous waste water. As soon as green water hits this tank, I want to tag along on daphnia collecting trip.
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Post Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:07 am
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pbdragon wrote:
Why don't you want to feed them the wood ticks you take off your legs Dani? You could get more for your fish at auction if you lable them "A Little Bit of Dani in Every Fish!" :twisted:


Oh now that is just wrong and ishy!!!! :shock:
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Post Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:12 am
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Passionfish wrote:
I left a tank in my bag yard full of nitrogenous waste water. As soon as green water hits this tank, I want to tag along on daphnia collecting trip.


And you told Lori you were leak testing it... Naughty boy. :twisted:
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Post Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:43 am
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sosnarfy wrote:
Well, not the ticks, but hey...


There's no extra charge for the ticks. They come as part of the bargain. now if I could only get my fish to eat them. Living outstate i have an abundant supply. I don't have any dogs now, but this time of year even the cats bring them inside, and then there is always the one or two that I pick off of myself each night.

Linda

Post Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:47 am
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Last year about this time, i scooped up a bunch of duckweed from the crappie water. My fish loved it, and I think that there was also a lot of extras in the water. i wish I had a disecting scope to look at this stuff. I looked on the net and found one for $59, but I'm not too sure of the quality, and always liked the binoc ones better.

There are things that you take for granted when they are there, and then miss when they are not there.

Linda

Post Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:41 am
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Hey Bob, Amy spotted that tank out in your backyard. She told me she thought you took baths in it.
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Post Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:00 pm
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sosnarfy wrote:
And you told Lori you were leak testing it... Naughty boy. :twisted:

The tank passed the test :D
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Post Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:01 pm
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saltydapleco wrote:
Hey Bob, Amy spotted that tank out in your backyard. She told me she thought you took baths in it.

Hmmm :idea:
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Post Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:58 pm
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Passionfish wrote:
saltydapleco wrote:
Hey Bob, Amy spotted that tank out in your backyard. She told me she thought you took baths in it.

Hmmm :idea:


Well I guess if Bob shows up to the next meeting smelling like chlorophyll, I guess Amy will have her answer. :roll:
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Post Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:05 pm
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It seems like alot of fun to harvest some outdoor critters to feed my fish.

Are there any concerns on introducing pathogens this way?

Post Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:09 pm
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What fish eats that?

Post Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:36 pm
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rukinko wrote:
It seems like alot of fun to harvest some outdoor critters to feed my fish.

Are there any concerns on introducing pathogens this way?

There could be some concerns. I see it as a risk benefit situation. Imagine keeping fish in a bubble locked away from all the mean and nasty stuff in this World :roll:
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