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L3wis
02/15/2016, 05:11 AM
Hi,
Does anyone know of any sources to buy copepod species, other than Tigriopus Californicus, in the UK?
Unfortunately reefphyto only stock tigriopus. I have contacted other suppliers such as ZM and Variconaqua but they have nothing. Algagen used to distribute in the UK untill a few years ago but now ship only from the US - so I'm not convinced I'll have anything arriving alive!
Ideally I'm looking for some Tisbe, A. tonsa and/or parvolacanus
Thanks :)

Moort82
02/21/2016, 03:14 PM
Have you tried contacting some of the public aquaria like the Deep in Hull? They might have/be able to get them and may pass on a supplier. I know there are some uni's working with them but can't remember who actually was. Again might be worth asking some of the one with good marine biology departments like Plymouth.

L3wis
02/22/2016, 02:46 AM
Yeah, that's my next step thanks!
i've managed to get a. tonsa and a. panamensis from reefshotz. No where seems to stock tisbe in the UK - algagen are willing to supply from the states but I'm not sure they would survive shipping. Aquariums and Unis are next on my hitlist