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Old 02/10/2018, 11:33 PM   #1
nathanemmerich
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large scale pod culture

Has anyone tried raising pods in bulk? Say 35or55 gallon containers?


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Old 02/11/2018, 05:14 PM   #2
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I haven't done it. I did do some tisbe's in 20 gallon. I've read many who raise copepods specifically tisbe's and Apocyclops outside in larger containers.

Are you planning it outside or inside? Do you live in an area where outside is a possibility?


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Old 02/11/2018, 07:49 PM   #3
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I don't know if outdoors would work. Summer temps might be to rough on them.. How much could you harvest from your 20 gallon?


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Old 02/12/2018, 07:19 PM   #4
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problem was I was in a build up phase when I needed to use it to host some gobies for a quarantine tank which they ate up the copepods.

during the build up phase I was taking a couple hundred copepods a day but it hadn't reached full capacity and I had tisbe's in there. They breed faster than other I think. Tiggers take alot longer. I feel like once it was up and running it would have produce quite a few. I've read most copepods reproduce better at lower densities or frequent water changes as there is a hormone or pheremone that slows down production of females or eggs.


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