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Buying Daphnia eggs online? Abd dry, at that?

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Default Buying Daphnia eggs online? Abd dry, at that?

Hi all,

I was trying to figure out what to feed a salamander larva that I got from a Michigan (USA) pond, and since I have no local source of blackworms anymore, I looked into some other possibilities

I saw a link to a company that sells dry Daphnia eggs... that you supposedly culture to produce the live Daphnia. Is this for real? I have a hard time thinking that dry eggs of an aquatic invertebrate would produce anything.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5127256...PoLhoCjabw_wcB

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Daphnia produce resting eggs under poor conditions and these can be dried out and hatched years later. In my experience of buying them on ebay on and off over the years, most sellers' eggs either don't hatch or hatch very few Daphnia. It's not a refined industry like Brine Shrimp eggs.

Now I haven't purchased from that seller so I can't speak to the quality of their product.

But on the topic of blackworms, I buy blackworms from Eastern Aquatics on a regular basis and I have no complaints. Yes the shipping can hurt but if you keep the worms correctly they can last for months. They even offer a discount just for Caudata.org: Live Blackworm Specials for Caudata Members



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