Each packet is pre-counted to contain ~50 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.