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Each packet is pre-counted to contain ~400-800 Brine Shrimp cysts per 500mL of final volume.   When they are added to water approximately 30 cysts will hatch and begin to mature.  If ample food is supplied we expect 3-20 individuals to reach adulthood. 

  • These animals do very well eating our Nannochloropsis algae.  If your students are going to grow algae in the classroom to fee the cysts we suggest:
  • 50mL of Algae culture per student bottle + 200 mL of algae culture media into an erlenmeyer flask (or our culture flasks)
  • Use our Secchi stick to track growth rates.