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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.