TarFairy TarFairy
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  • Posted on: 25/4/2013 12:11
Daphnia Magna stowaways #1
I ordered a daphnia magna culture online, tipped them out into a container, and discovered 3 different critters in there! I've emailed the seller to ask for an ID, but wondered if anyone on here had any idea.

There's several long thin tube-like creatures (which are quite nippy and hard to catch), as well as one or two of these funky looking things.

Any ideas?

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TarFairy TarFairy
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  • Posted on: 25/4/2013 12:16
Re: Daphnia Magna stowaways #2
Here's a photo of the other suspect.

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Violet Violet
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  • Posted on: 25/4/2013 16:52
Re: Daphnia Magna stowaways #3
Look like insect fry. They get eaten quite quickly by fish.

Hoping you don't have fish in yet though, from your earlier post you seem to be in the early days still of cycling.

19 litres too wee for fish as already mentioned. Are you going with shrimp then?
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