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Old 17th October 2011   #1
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Default Online Daphnia source?

Well, my magna have crashed and my local wild Daphnia have all gone dormant for the winter.

Does anyone know a good online Daphnia source? Pulex, magna or mixed. I'm ready to pull my hair out. I have found two places:

- Carolina Biological Supply; sends tiny cultures with maybe 12 Daphnia still alive by the time they arrive with snail-mail fedex (they won't ship USPS)

- Dallasdiscus: looks real good until you send them money and they send it back to you saying they don't ship to Alaska, even though they have no trouble shipping USPS express anywhere else in the US.

sigh....I did place a wanted ad here on caudata as well. Anyone else - where do YOU get your Daphnia starters?



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Old 17th October 2011   #2
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Rats. I was going to say Dallas Discus.

Have you looked at Wards Bio Supply?



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I also found this place
Sachs Systems Aquaculture



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Default Re: Online Daphnia source?

Hmm, I just approved 2 posts from Katie, but only one appears here. If I messed up, I apologize. Katie also mentioned eBay and LFS cultures in her previous post.



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Default Re: Online Daphnia source?

yeah...I had problems getting anyone on ebay to ship to AK as well. LFS cultures is an option, but their cultures are small.

On the plus side, I made real nice and the dallas discus fella is gonna ship to me via express. He just won't guarantee live arrival, but heck, they're bound to survive a 2-day trip, eh?

thanks folks :)



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Dallas Discus and Sachs Aquaculture are my favorites.

The good news with Dallas Discus is that their product is loaded with epiphia this time of yer, so you can get a culture either way.

Sachs are the pros though in my opinion. I have ordered their huge "drum o' daphnia" in the past when we needed algae control in our outdoor retention ponds at work...and they were able to get them here alive in 100+ temps.



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If you ever need them again drop me a PM.



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