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This is a discussion on Instant BBS????? within the Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; I've heard of this product called instant baby brine shrimp. Does anyone know if it's any good? Also, on a ...

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I've heard of this product called instant baby brine shrimp. Does anyone know if it's any good? Also, on a different note, when is a good time to start separating the little ones?



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Can you give a link, or a longer description of the product? I can think of a couple of products that some seller might try to call "instant BBS".

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i saw this about a week ago about instant bbs i thought it was fake




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Wow if thats real it looks awesome!! That would be sooooo much easier!! Does anyone know if this is real by chance??



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I just found this as well.. Ocean Nutrition Instant Baby Brine Shrimp 20g please someone tell me if they have ever tried this



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Also here is some customer reviews on this product... Ocean Nutrition Instant Baby Brine Shrimp 20g



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This looks too good to be true!



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I know totally.. I found some on ebay but shipping is expensive.. mabye ill buy some just to try it out.. im hoping i can find a person on here who has used it before first.. that would be pretty neat



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My local K-mart is carrying this, will grab some tonight and report back tomorrow.

Also if you put the product into Google Shopping, there are multiple vendors carrying this with free shipping.



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Upon closer inspection, since they aren't alive.. I'd rather hatch out my own bbs if anything.



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For axie larva the "instant bbs" isn't a good option. Larva respond to the movement of the bbs as a stimulant to snap at them and eat. It's best to just hatch bbs to use since the instant kind aren't alive.
To get a faster hatch and higher hatch rate you can use "decapsulated" brine shrimp eggs to make it a little easier. I've found that you don't really need to aerate the water, brine shrimp eggs will just hatch on their own in the salt and water solution.



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I didnt realize they werent alive...In the video it looks like they are moving.. Hmm that stinks!!



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I saw that too when I first got started then found out they weren't alive



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Ugh that is a total bummer... whoever said its too good to be true was right ;( Totally was about to buy them lol



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Loved reading this thread, and then the last comment, funny. I think if instant bbs had been any good, it would probably be sold out!!!! or treble the price. Looks like we just have to put up with the smell and the sound of bubbling (boo).



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I have raise 80 baby axolotls on instant BBS, all you need is a air stone to make them move and the axolotls will eat them until their bellies are full and orange. I fed mine only the instant BBS for the first 3 weeks and then switch to black worms. I use the air stone to stair the BBS up and watch the Baby axolotls eat them.



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Hey, I just saw this thread and thought I should add my two cents...

I bought the instant BBS at my local pet store, not realizing they weren't alive (oops ... ) and soon found that by stirring them around the tank, I could induce my axolotls to eat them.

I used the BBS for about a week before switching to chopped-up blackworms. I still feed it on occasion and from what I can tell, the babies are eating it.

Hatching live brine shrimp is probably a better idea, but instant BBS will do in a pinch!



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