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Ostracod Cultures

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:15 pm
by CarnivoresUnite
Hey guys!

Since I've recently started adding some aquatic carnivorous plants to my collection, I've also decided to begin a sustainable live food culture for indoor feeding until Spring. Does anyone here maintain a culture of these? I have a small colony living in my water trays and I'm going to try and begin a separate culture specifically for aquatic indoor feedings.

Re: Ostracod Cultures

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:32 am
by PlanT640847401
Im pretty sure pond water will work.

Re: Ostracod Cultures

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:12 am
by twitcher
I don't have a culture myself (wouldn't mind having one to use to feed some of my Utrics), but they appear to be very easy to culture. There are a number of youtube's showing how to do it. Since you have some living in your trays, you should be able to use them to start a dedicated culture.

Once you get one going, hit me up. I'd like to give it a try myself...

Re: Ostracod Cultures

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:09 pm
by CarnivoresUnite
So.. the ostracod cultures are doing well. I am not so sure that they are necessarily feeding the aquatic utrics, but, they do seem to be doing a fine job of algae control! The observation continues..