Day Eight, September 20, 2018

Saw a few sheds today, but I think they were just a couple of stragglers still making stage two—maybe some of Artemis’s later eggs.

A few more deaths today, too, but still only a handful. And it was a stressful day for the larvae because I did a full clean of the kreisel tanks. They were getting fairly funky, so I emptied one and put all the zoeae in the other one, wiped it clean, then moved all the zoeae to the already cleaned one and cleaned the other one, then moved half of them back over.

I lined up the foods I’m feeding to show the breadth of their current diet. I will probably add and change a few things as they age and their needs change. I’m heading to my local pet store this weekend—they have a wide range of saltwater foods. I also need to get more Instant Ocean. Going through it pretty fast.

I’m changing 20% of the water and feeding four times a day. It takes about an hour each time, so I’m spending a minimum of four hours a day at this, not counting extra things like taking pictures and researching methods and writing updates. This project isn’t for the faint of heart, that’s for sure, but I’m still enjoying the challenge.






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