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 Post subject: vinegar eel harvesting ?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:20 pm 
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Is anybody trying the long neck bottle method ?

http://www.livefoodcultures.com/vinegar ... sting.html

I'd like to give it a shot - I've had a eel culture going for ages, but they always seemed to be a pain to harvest.

I bought a few cheap ($2) long neck glass bottles from a craft store to try this with (I haven't seen lab flasks around cheaply anyplace).

I'll give it a shot this weekend and try to take some pics.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:54 am 
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Oh, do lets us know.... I thought that this would be quite messy. I opted with the fine coffee filter method. Yes, I lost some when rinsing with water, but I still had more then enough make it in to the fry tank.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:39 pm 
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oooops
when I went to try this, I discovered that my culture (which I've had for a few years) has crashed... :oops:

can anybody spare a cup of vinegar eels ?

:wink:

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Part-time fishguy at Uncle Ned's Fish Factory (saturdays)
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Species I am currently keeping/breeding include :
Copadichromis borleyi "redfin"
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
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(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


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 Post subject: Lab Flasks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:45 am 
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(I haven't seen lab flasks around cheaply anyplace)



What size flask are you talking about? I can help there.

Jess


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 Post subject: Re: Lab Flasks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:34 am 
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Jess-n-Tom wrote:
What size flask are you talking about? I can help there.

Jess


Not sure - I haven't looked at lab glass in ages... maybe 100 - 200 ml flat bottom round flasks ?

Something like this:
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http://www.sas.org/E-Bulletin/E-Bulleti ... sware.html

but maybe we should wait until I a) find more 'eels' and b) try the cheapo bottles from the craft store first ?

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Part-time fishguy at Uncle Ned's Fish Factory (saturdays)
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Species I am currently keeping/breeding include :
Copadichromis borleyi "redfin"
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
_______
(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:46 am 
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If anyone needs eels, let me know.

I essentially use the long-necked flask method of harvesting, but I actually use large glass test tubes. I use a turkey baster to pull from the culture, fill the test tube up about 2/3 of the way with culture, then put in my filter floss and fill the test tube the rest of the way with clean water. I leave overnight and can harvest twice from the test tube, replacing the clean water after the first feeding.


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Anyone bringing a culture perhaps to monday's meeting? I might want to get a culture up and running for fry in the summer...

Not to mention it's really easy to keep a culture going and good to have around.


just don't put the bottle away for 12+ months w/o checking on it :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:50 am 
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NicholeR wrote:
If anyone needs eels, let me know.

I essentially use the long-necked flask method of harvesting, but I actually use large glass test tubes. I use a turkey baster to pull from the culture, fill the test tube up about 2/3 of the way with culture, then put in my filter floss and fill the test tube the rest of the way with clean water. I leave overnight and can harvest twice from the test tube, replacing the clean water after the first feeding.


Hi Nicole,
If you can spare some, I'd love some !

I'm easy to find at our meetings - I'm the guy chained to the auction table (registering lots and tracking sales)

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Part-time fishguy at Uncle Ned's Fish Factory (saturdays)
_______
Species I am currently keeping/breeding include :
Copadichromis borleyi "redfin"
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
_______
(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:41 pm 
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I'll check my cultures when I get home, but I have a gallon jug + 2 other quart-sized cultures going, so I should have plenty to spare. I haven't checked on them in a while, though.

If all is well, I'll bring in a culture for you and one for ducker. :)


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