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Supplies for growing and feeds for invertebrates and vertebrates, both salt and fresh water

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Droppers
SKU: drop1
These droppers are excellent tools for laboratories and home hobbyists. We use them for daily tasks such as applying medication to fish tanks in accurate amounts, feeding plankton cultures, and feeding brine shrimp to fish fry. They can be used many times and are fairly durable. Clean them by sucking up a small amount of water and shake vigorously after stopping the opening with your finger. Then rinse with fresh water. These come in packs of 10 and can be ordered in 7ml and 1 ml sizes. The 1 ml droppers are marked in 0.25 ml increments.
Our price: $1.50
Petri Dish
SKU: petri1
These petri dishes are useful for observing small organisms such as daphnia under a dissecting microscope. They can also be used to culture algae on an augar medium. We sell these in packs of 10. Each plate comes with a bottom and top.
Our price: $1.95
Weighted Air Connector
SKU: wastone1
Weighted using fully cured cement, 3/16" OD standard airline hard tubing keeps your airline at the bottom of the tank where it will do the most good. Can easily take an air stone connected with 3/16" standard airline tubing.
Our price: $1.95
Glass Bead Air Stone
SKU: gbas1
Fits 3/16" OD standard airline tubing. Bleach cleans them nicely.
Our price: $2.00
Air Tubing
SKU: airtube1
This 3/16" standard air tubing is great for expanding your air system. 20 feet of high quality air tubing (this is not the thin walled cheap stuff). If you order multiples we will send one long piece that you may cut to your own lengths.
Our price: $2.95
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Brass Air Valve
SKU: valve1
These brass air valves are useful for installing in blower systems with pvc main lines. Use teflon tape to make an air tight seal with your pvc lines. One outlet is regulated by a lever and can be used with standard 3/16" ID tubing. The other has a screw on plug and is unregulated. Sold individually.
Our price: $4.60
Pipette
SKU: pipette1
These 5ml pipettes are an excellent tool for picking up small organisms for feeding or moving. They allow you to target individual organisms and "suck" them up. Each pipette comes with 2ft of tubing, which can be placed in your mouth. Once you have sucked up the organism, you can use your tongue or teeth to close off the opening. Simply release the pressure to drop the organism to its new location. We use these every day for feeding finicky fish, counting fish fry, and sorting plankton.
Our price: $4.95
Plankton Feed
SKU: pf1
This plankton feed comes in powder form. Simply add the correct amount of water and feed according to the instructions. We make this ourselves and have been using it to feed all of our rotifers, copepods, daphnia, tubifex worms, and amphipods. This plankton feed is very forgiving, as it is not too oily and contains a nice blend of plant and protein matter. Feeding is subjective to population and volume of water. 1/2 teaspoon of plankton feed and water to 1 gallon of culture water is a good start. Do not cloud the water. If the water stays cloudy, that means that you are feeding too much. The powder stays the freshest in the refrigerator, and after water is added, refrigeration is required.

All plankton feed items now include a mixing bottle and eye dropper for feeding!
Our price: $4.95
Value Air Stones
SKU: airstone1
These air stones come in packs of 10. They have coarse to medium bubbles and are great for the basic needs of hobbyists. Dont forget to purchase some tubing to complete your air system.
Our price: $5.95
Screen mesh
SKU: screen1
These screens are useful for quickly sorting individual organisms by size. These come in 10"X10" sections and can be glued directly to the end of a pvc pipe to make a sieve using standard pipe dope. Simply buy a piece of pvc that is the diameter and length desired. We like to use 3" pvc that we cut to around 4" tall. We have 55, 250, and 800 micron screen available, all in 10"X10" squares.
Our price: $7.95
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