#1 Aust. nigripinnis Maschwitz
sbinder Posted on: 2010/9/28 15:44
I just received a bag of peat of this fish. The eggs were bagged in August 2010. I contacted the sender for a hatch date and he said in 2 1/2 weeks. That sounds a little premature but I don't know if they have been collected over a longer period of time and what would that have to do with the hatch date. Eyes not as good as they used to be so I would have trouble finding developed eggs. The peat consistency is dryer than pipe tobacco:)
#2 Re: Aust. nigripinnis Maschwitz
border Posted on: 2010/10/2 13:21
When you look the eye black and a golden circle aroound it,
that is the moment to wet.Regards
P.S. I don't know who sending eggs,but it's a must put a label
with the collect time to wet in time.Regards
#3 Re: Aust. nigripinnis Maschwitz
lharper Posted on: 2010/10/2 13:54
The incubation time for nigripinnis is normally 3 months at 70 degrees. At 80 degrees it could be as little as 6 weeks. At 90 degrees it could be as little as 3 weeks. If the eggs came from the far East the latter is a possibility. Your eyes are probably better than mine, so look for eggs. if you see no clear eggs (easier to see) they ether are about ready to hatch or have died. Try a portion of the p[eat.
#4 Re: Aust. nigripinnis Maschwitz
sbinder Posted on: 2010/10/4 23:54
I E-mailed the sender and he said he had made a mistake and that the tag on the bag should have read 2 1/2 months.
#5 Re: Aust. nigripinnis Maschwitz
sbinder Posted on: 2010/10/12 13:27
Peat from Europe and appears to be quite dry in the bag.
#6 Re: Aust. nigripinnis Maschwitz
lharper Posted on: 2010/10/12 20:46
If not ready to hatch, moisten the peat a little.
#7 Re: Aust. nigripinnis Maschwitz
lwaybright Posted on: 2010/10/21 17:07
I assume the eggs were mailed in a small amount of peat to save weight.
In such cases I mix them with a larger quantity of boiled peat to ensure better humidity stability.
Many of the eggs I have received from Heber Salvia were ready to hatch soon after arrival but I think it is good practice for eggs sellers to list collection and hatching dates for a given temperature. You should have to guess.
Finding eggs in peat has always be difficult for me so watching development has rarely been possible for me.
You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.
GMF - Donate Now!