Where to buy Daphnia?

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Does anyone know where to buy daphnia? I only had them once and it was kind of random I even came across them but I want some again for extra food for my aquariums! I found some online but it seems a bit pricey. Anyone know someone who sells them at a reasonable price and can ship. I live near kansas city missouri if anyone knows anything local but realize thats a real long shot!! Thank you!!
 
Does anyone know where to buy daphnia? I only had them once and it was kind of random I even came across them but I want some again for extra food for my aquariums! I found some online but it seems a bit pricey. Anyone know someone who sells them at a reasonable price and can ship. I live near kansas city missouri if anyone knows anything local but realize thats a real long shot!! Thank you!!

Try your local fish club online or on Facebook. You're in a major metropolitan area, and someone is bound to have them even if they don't advertise it.

I've never purchased daphnia through the mail, but I have huge cultures of them in my yard in a stock tank and plastic pot. They are very sensitive to warm temperatures, and the population drops dramatically when it's warm. I would try to buy them locally before trying to buy them via mail.

I have a bunch and I never advertise them for sale. (I'm in Minnesota.) So, chances are that someone in your area has them as well. Post a want ad.

Good luck.
 
Ok thanks!! I tried my only resource I know but will attempt to post on my fb group that is more local!
 
I know it's an old thread, but dried eggs from ebay sellers or arizona fairy shrimp work incredibly well and are pretty cheap and guaranteed to survive shipping. Just putting it here for anyone else who looks here for answers
 
I know it's an old thread, but dried eggs from ebay sellers or arizona fairy shrimp work incredibly well and are pretty cheap and guaranteed to survive shipping. Just putting it here for anyone else who looks here for answers
first, i’m in love with your pfp
second, i believe you’re talking about baby brine shrimp, not daphnia. theyre similar, but not the same. however, both are good food choices for newly hatched axolotls :)
 
first, i’m in love with your pfp
second, i believe you’re talking about baby brine shrimp, not daphnia. theyre similar, but not the same. however, both are good food choices for newly hatched axolotls :)
U can get those too, but daphnia do lay dried eggs. They're all female, but occasionally make males in sub optimal conditions. The cysts float to the top and look like pepper a bit. Usually notice em when a jar is crashing. The water flea eggs on az fairy shrimp are a smaller species but they are in fact dried eggs
 
U can get those too, but daphnia do lay dried eggs. They're all female, but occasionally make males in sub optimal conditions. The cysts float to the top and look like pepper a bit. Usually notice em when a jar is crashing. The water flea eggs on az fairy shrimp are a smaller species but they are in fact dried eggs
oh cool! thanks for the info- I had no idea!
 
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