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Daphnia pulex, Living

Item # 142314
Daphnia pulex, Living is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 20.
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For a class of 30 students. The most common species of water flea, Daphnia pulex is an easy-to-grow food source for hydra and small fish. Carolina's living culture usually contains several instars, including large forms with eggs. Includes instructions.

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$9.95
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  • Recommended for environmental studies
  • Prolific—grow to feed your fish

For a class of 30 students. The most common species of water flea, Daphnia pulex is an easy-to-grow food source for hydra and small fish. Carolina's living culture usually contains several instars, including large forms with eggs. Includes instructions. Note: Culture contains approximately 30–40 organisms per culture container.

  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daphnia did great! ... hydras not so much... They are alive and doing great! I have had them for about 2 weeks now and they have already started breeding and I now have tons! I bought them to feed my fish, and a hydra colony that I bought from here! The hydras quickly died though so I am not happy about that. But I can say that the daphnia were a great purchase and if I ever wanted any more, I would definitely get from here again!
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Daphnia pulex. The daphnia arrived perfectly...I overfed them and that expired within 3 or 4 days...not Carolinas’ fault...I may reorder and try again
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Trouble keeping them alive. My order was easy, the daphnia came in the jar. We opened the lid and left them in the jar for a day. The next day we moved them to two large jars. Within three days they were all dead. I don’t know what I did wrong. I used the water from our pond and the food we purchased from Carolina. This was the second batch that has died. Could my pond water be killing them? If so I won’t be able to use them to help clean the pond.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not pure Purchase this as starter culture. The culture was full of copepods and only a few Daphnia.
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't give up hope... A fair amount of the daphnia seemed to be dead shortly after I got them. When I first got them there was definitely some movement. For a couple days it seemed like there was no movement at all. I'm not sure if there was too abrupt a transition in water parameters or what. But I figured there might be some eggs in there still. On the 3rd or 4th day, I started to see movement again, and now I have a lot of daphnia bopping around in their container!
Date published: 2019-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inconsistant I often buy this. Sometimes it's fine, but other times it has copepods mixed in. This time there were what looked like mosquito larvae wriggling around in the culture. Need better quality control.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Price I bought two jars of these about two weeks ago. They arrived in good condition with just a few dead in each jar. I've been able to start a beautiful culture of these very quickly. I received between 60 and 80 and have probably near a thousand at this point. They look great and if you're looking for this particular species of daphnia I highly recommend this product. I couldn't capture the best photos of them so I've attached a video instead.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good food for baby axolotls We were trying to raise axolotls and they loved the daphnia pulex. They were growing very well while we fed them the pulex variety. We also tried daphnia magna, but that tended to get stuck in their digestive tracts and killed most of them. Even the little baby daphnia resulted in death. So, if you are trying to raise axolotls, I recommend staying with daphia pulex, in spite of the tiny size and need for a LOT of it rather than trying a larger daphnia.
Date published: 2017-04-09
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