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Old 11/29/2016, 10:53 AM   #51
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today is 32dph for the current clutch
I set up another identical system and will transfer them and the sponge filters over tomorrow.
Doing this to avoid any buildup of bad things in the current tank.


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Old 11/29/2016, 12:52 PM   #52
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Great work.. We need more qualified people with your dedication to succeed.


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Old 11/30/2016, 04:59 PM   #53
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november 30, 2016 update

We moved them to their new home today
all 943 of them


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Old 12/13/2016, 10:00 AM   #54
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December 13th
500 plus have settled
many more on the way
If anyone is local we need asterina starfish


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Old 12/14/2016, 01:16 AM   #55
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Wow, that is amazing! I wish that I had starfish for you. These gorgeous little shrimp are the reason that I decided too start keeping a saltwater aquarium. I love how they look but I've been doing tons of research and they seem like they might be too much for me at first. I noticed you said you were going through half a million copepods a day? How big a system and how much time do you have too dedicate too suppy that many? Thanks from a noob.


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Old 12/14/2016, 04:28 PM   #56
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copepod culture

For copepod production we have 8 6 gallon buckets



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Old 12/14/2016, 04:30 PM   #57
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650 + settled so far

We have about 650 some that have settled so far


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Old 12/22/2016, 12:31 PM   #58
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13 days past settlement

We had 600 plus settle out
A few have died since settlement but we still have many many hundreds





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Old 12/22/2016, 01:13 PM   #59
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We had 600 plus settle out
A few have died since settlement but we still have many many hundreds

They are so beautiful....great job guys!!

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Old 12/23/2016, 11:48 AM   #60
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XItjUE0JrI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XItjUE0JrI

video of 55ish of our 600 plus babies


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Old 01/07/2017, 07:41 AM   #61
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Do you know when these will be for sale? I can also bring some starfish up when i stop out.


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Old 01/09/2017, 11:14 AM   #62
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For sale in store NOW

We are not really pushing them, but we can sell them in our store now. The world's first commercially available captive reared harlequin starfish.
At their current size they are $39.99 each
We are not shipping them at this time. They are eating chocolate chip starfish and asterina starfish whenever we get any.

We have a huge amount of money invested in this project and will probably never recoup our investment, but it was worth it for what we learned about culturing that we can apply to other species.

We are working on training them to eat an alternative food.


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Old 01/30/2017, 08:06 PM   #63
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Awesome job!


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Old 02/01/2017, 01:22 PM   #64
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Alternative Foods Feeding Trial

Feeding Trial January 31, 2017
time lapse video is just over 4 hours
shrimp are 54 days old in this video
we left the lights on for the video
they eat better at night

Alternative Food is proprietary

https://youtu.be/m8pF8yeBxlc


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Old 02/21/2017, 06:31 AM   #65
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Fantastic! I prefer captive breed critters whenever possible (and I'm willing to pay)!


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Old 02/21/2017, 11:13 AM   #66
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Captive Bred and Raised Harlequin Shrimp for sale

They are for sale in our store for local pick up $40.00 each

We are also offering them to wholesalers in 100 lots You must agree to advertise them

and to retailers with a store front in 5+ lots

call 440 236 8330 for details


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Old 03/30/2017, 09:19 AM   #67
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update harlequion shrimp

We have been gradually selling them
we still have 100 plus left.

We are working on getting them to eat food other than starfish and have had moderate success so far


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Old 05/07/2017, 11:01 AM   #68
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05/07/2017 update
We have a 100 plus left of the first 2 batches
they are getting pretty big
we have a batch of larvae in the Kreisel now
They are about half way to settlement
no problems so far

We obtained a pair of Hawaiian Harlequin shrimp
We lost the first spawn. We were not set up for it

We are waiting on another spawn from the Hawaiian harlequins


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Old 06/01/2017, 10:49 PM   #69
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What is standard lifespan of harlequin?


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Old 06/06/2017, 01:37 PM   #70
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probably around 4 to 5 years
You cant know for sure unless you raised them from settling.


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