Minanora Posted March 16, 2022 Share Posted March 16, 2022 (edited) Figured I should share this method of hatching. This evening I hatched eggs from a mom who passed away. I collected her eggs and put them in a net and put them above the sponge filter in the tank. The eggs had visible black eyes, under magnification, when I got them off of mom. It's been just under a week since then. I got them off of mom within an hour of her passing. I separated the eggs from her swimmerettes with my fingernails and put them in a plastic medicine measuring cap while I got all of the eggs. I made sure there was no leftover legs connected to the eggs. About half of the eggs didn't survive the experiment. I turned up the air on the sponge filter. They bounced around a lot. I moved the net with eggs in it to a taco bell cup yesterday with no air and there are now tiny shrimp. Some eggs are still hatching. I would say at this point I'll likely have saved 25% of the brood. Eggs above sponge filter Eggs in cup "The swarm endures" 🦐🧡 I am a full blown broodmother! 🤣 Edited March 16, 2022 by Minanora 4 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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