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 #1977  by odin
 28 Oct 2016 18:38
These shrimp have done so many amazing things, way more then i could ever achieve :blush: :tongue: :smile:
 #1978  by opae ula related
 28 Oct 2016 18:40
odin wrote:Gravitational and Space Research

Full article : Here
Locally hosted for preservation: articles/274-807-1-PB.pdf
Wonder if it is still on the ISS. And the $1,000,000 question is whether if any successfully breed. :cool:
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 #1979  by odin
 28 Oct 2016 18:42
I could try and pester NASA and ask them via email?, if not get on twitter and find some of the astronauts who have been on board and ask if they noticed :lol:
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 #1980  by Wander
 28 Oct 2016 18:49
Fact is, they can't breed unless one dies. It's a constant cycle of biological mass. Unless they have excess from the start.

Edit :
There were lots of other creatures on that thing that had mass and died and stuff so that could provide the chemical energy to bread. Still in this case personally i don't really see breeding as proof that it works
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 #1982  by opae ula related
 28 Oct 2016 18:54
odin wrote:I could try and pester NASA and ask them via email?, if not get on twitter and find some of the astronauts who have been on board and ask if they noticed :lol:
i just tweeted the question. =)
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 #1992  by Wander
 29 Oct 2016 16:05
After going trough a lot of fish shops I finally find my snails in the local pet shop they don't know what they're doing lol
They are also very cruel to the fish look how many goldfish in one tank :
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These snails are about 1/2 mm across
Have a great day!
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 #1996  by odin
 29 Oct 2016 16:20
They breed pretty quick! just a FYI lol :wink:
 #2000  by Wander
 29 Oct 2016 16:33
I know, that's the reason i got them. And the fact that they have a short lifespan. And mostly eat algae. Perfect for my eco system
 #2002  by Wander
 29 Oct 2016 16:43
I will be very careful about what goes in, the algae species will be carefully selected.
I am going to do this the right way.
Not that guy on YouTube that grabs a bunch of pond water puts it in a jar and calls it an ecosystem...

I have another 2000ml Erlenmeyer that will likely be their home. I want a lot of water, so that the water parameters don't go crazy when one dies as part of the cycle.
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 #2009  by Wander
 29 Oct 2016 19:40
Procedure :
Snails will be cultured until a population of 50 snails is reached.
Meanwhile nitrifying bacteria will be culted in a solution of 99.5% water and 0.5% ammonium hydroxide.
These bacteria will be cultured for 2 weeks.
Chlorophyta will be cultured in a solution of 98% water and 2% Urea.
:sidesmile: