S - Type Rotifers

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Jim Ferguson, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Jim Ferguson

    Jim Ferguson Guest

    Jim Ferguson, Jan 19, 2004
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  2. > Does anyone know where I could purchase S-type rotifer cysts?

    aproximately where are you located?
    how much do you want?
    will live do ?

    there are not many places to get a good source.



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    Richard Reynolds
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    Richard Reynolds, Jan 19, 2004
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  3. Jim Ferguson

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    "Richard Reynolds" <reynolds46@cox.net> wrote in message news:KCKOb.180$Se.168@lakeread05...
    > > Does anyone know where I could purchase S-type rotifer cysts?

    >
    > aproximately where are you located?
    > how much do you want?
    > will live do ?
    >
    > there are not many places to get a good source.


    Please share you experience in this subject on the forum.
    I am interested in getting them as well.
     
    Pszemol, Jan 19, 2004
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  4. > Please share you experience in this subject on the forum.
    > I am interested in getting them as well.


    uuuh well how bout i say go to the breeders forum on RC :) way too much typing to share
    ALL my experiences.

    however the question was where to get them, the best bet is a private exchange, if he is
    close to ME, ill be more than happy to send him some for a very small fee plus the cost of
    shipping, if not then if he is in the US ill put him in touch with someone closer to him.
    the catch of that is live is easier to come by from a small time breeder. though i do have
    L strain cysts, i'd have to make some S strain cysts. also this NG is not a very PC place
    to be selling stuff so I was trying not to go there too much :)


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    Richard Reynolds, Jan 19, 2004
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  5. Jim Ferguson

    B Guest

    you might check with these folks
    http://www.rotifer.com/

    "Jim Ferguson" <jferg@powersurfr.com> wrote in message
    news:boKOb.169023$ts4.58480@pd7tw3no...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anyone know where I could purchase S-type rotifer cysts?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Jim Ferguson
    >
    > e-mail: jferg@shaw.ca
    > fergusonj@spschools.org
    >
    >
     
    B, Jan 20, 2004
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  6. Jim Ferguson

    Rod Guest

    Sometimes you will find a web site that gives away free rotifers when you place
    an order with them ;-). I know of one that has been offering a free sample with
    every order. I'm not certain how much longer it will last, but its been going
    on 6 months now. If you are not interested in anything but the rotifers, they
    can be purchased outright. The store is located in Northern IL.
    www.asplashoflife.com
     
    Rod, Jan 20, 2004
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  7. Jim Ferguson

    Pszemol Guest

    "Rod" <rbuehler9@cs.com> wrote in message news:20040120074652.11625.00000297@mb-m12.news.cs.com...
    > Sometimes you will find a web site that gives away free rotifers when you place
    > an order with them ;-). I know of one that has been offering a free sample with
    > every order. I'm not certain how much longer it will last, but its been going
    > on 6 months now. If you are not interested in anything but the rotifers, they
    > can be purchased outright. The store is located in Northern IL.


    Are you maybe talking about Old Orchard Aquarium in Skokie?
     
    Pszemol, Jan 20, 2004
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  8. Jim Ferguson

    Rod Guest

    >Are you maybe talking about Old Orchard Aquarium in Skokie?
    >


    No, A Splash of Life, in Elburn. They are my rotifer cultures ;)
    Rod Buehler
    www.asplashoflife.com
     
    Rod, Jan 21, 2004
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  9. >. They are my rotifer cultures ;)
    does that mean you culture them, or you bought from them ??

    do you know that they are s-strain instead of l-strain

    >Rod Buehler
    >www.asplashoflife.com
     
    Richard Reynolds, Jan 21, 2004
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  10. Jim Ferguson

    Rod Guest

    >do you know that they are s-strain instead of l-strain
    >


    well, they were the S-strain when I purchased them 4+ years ago... they are my
    cultures. I culture them to feed my baby clowns and corals.
    Rod Buehler
    www.asplashoflife.com
     
    Rod, Jan 22, 2004
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  11. Jim Ferguson

    Pszemol Guest

    "Rod" <rbuehler9@cs.com> wrote in message news:20040120195754.13587.00000216@mb-m24.news.cs.com...
    > >Are you maybe talking about Old Orchard Aquarium in Skokie?

    >
    > No, A Splash of Life, in Elburn. They are my rotifer cultures ;)
    > Rod Buehler
    > www.asplashoflife.com


    It is not very far away from Chicago, so maybe some day
    I will pay you a visit... Do you have any shrimps for sale
    in your store? I am looking for large size Lysmata amboinensis
    (skunk cleaner) and cannot find them anywhere in Chicago area.

    Could you list some highlights of your store to additionally
    motivate me and my buddy to drive to Elburn? He is big
    green brain coral fan ;-)
     
    Pszemol, Jan 22, 2004
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  12. Jim Ferguson

    Rod Guest

    >It is not very far away from Chicago, so maybe some day
    >I will pay you a visit... Do you have any shrimps for sale
    >in your store? I am looking for large size Lysmata amboinensis
    >(skunk cleaner) and cannot find them anywhere in Chicago area.
    >


    We are out of cleaners at the moment, but we should have some early next week.

    >Could you list some highlights of your store to additionally
    >motivate me and my buddy to drive to Elburn? He is big
    >green brain coral fan ;-)
    >


    Most every person always says it is definately worth the trip.. They say that
    our coral selection is by far the best they have ever seen. Its not the
    fanciest store in the state, but definately the most unique. Surge tanks..
    surge/tide zones.. look down tanks.refusurges. breeding clowns..... Our web
    page needs some work.. Hopefully more work will be done on it today. We have
    10times the coral that is actually shown on the page.
    Rod Buehler
    www.asplashoflife.com
     
    Rod, Jan 23, 2004
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  13. > well, they were the S-strain when I purchased them 4+ years ago... they are my
    > cultures. I culture them to feed my baby clowns and corals.
    > Rod Buehler
    > www.asplashoflife.com



    so I intended to ask a few Q's about your culture, but got busy

    1. what temps do you keep your s-strain at
    2. what do you feed them.
    3. how do you culture them (mass/continous/modified continous/batch???)
    4. what densities are you getting


    i know there were more questions that i wanted to ask but ive forgoten them, so if i do
    ill ask again :)


    thanks

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    Richard Reynolds
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    Richard Reynolds, Jan 24, 2004
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  14. Jim Ferguson

    Rod Guest

    >1. what temps do you keep your s-strain at

    Room temp(70ish??)

    >2. what do you feed them.


    Live phyto (DTs) with live phyto, there is no ammonia build up, and with DTs,
    no excess phosphates or nitrates.
    >3. how do you culture them (mass/continous/modified continous/batch???)


    I guess you would say continous.


    >4. what densities are you getting


    too small to count ;-).. J/K I have never taken any density counts, but I know
    that are much denser? (more dense) that what I have prevously purchased..
    Using DTs, the cultures stay very healthy and densly populated.
    >


    >i know there were more questions that i wanted to ask but ive forgoten them,
    >so if i do
    >ill ask again :)


    OK, I'll try to answer
    >
    >
    >thanks
    >

    NP
    Rod Buehler
    www.asplashoflife.com
     
    Rod, Jan 25, 2004
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