Culture Journal, Species: Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus

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Culture Journal, Species: Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus - Friday, April 28, 2017 4:59 PM
Culturing Journal DataSheet
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General
Species:  Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus
Species description:  Calanoid copepod
Culture source (link if possible):  fellow hobbyist breeder
If algae, CCMP # (Optional): 
http://ccmp.bigelow.edu/
Culture Establishment Date:  3/25/17
Continuation Date: 

Culturing Vessel Details
Salinity:  1.025
Temperature:    ambient fish room temp, 70-73 degrees
pH:  not measured

Vessel description:  5 gallon bucket
Lighting description:  low level light from nearby phyto cultures, and a small LED under the shelf over the bucket
Lighting cycle:  on 16 hours, off 8 hours
Aeration description:  rigid airline tubing with steady gentle bubble rate

Methodologies
Split methodology: Presently naups are sieved out about once a week and given to the main reef tank.  I hope to start using them in fish aquaculture (if I can get my larvae to progress far enough!)

Culture medium description: 
NSW (Instant Ocean) mixed to 1.025 SG.  Culture is fed t-iso every few days depending on whether the water seems to be getting clear.
Cell count:
 (if known)

Reference links:  

Additional Information
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Notes: 



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Re:Culture Journal, Species: Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus - Friday, April 28, 2017 5:05 PM
I was generously given a starter culture of this pod from a friend.  It was placed in a bucket and the culture volume gradually increased to about 3 gallons over a couple of weeks, being fed t-iso.  I thought the culture was not really doing to good, and decided to give the bucket a cleaning today.  I was surprised to find that is was really coming along.  Here is an iPhone video zoomed in a bit showing lots of juveniles & some of the adults (some mating).  I'll post a microscope pic of some adults soon for confirmation that they are pseudodiaptomus.  And they are really huge compared to parvo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmRDc7vZ9pE

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