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    Live-bearing Brine shrimp?

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    A few days ago I stumbled on some information somewhere that Brine shrimp (artemia) gave live-berth at some (lower) temperature range.
    I don't remember where I read this or at what temperature range.
    Can anybody help me get this information?
    Erik Thurfjell
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    Erik, found this piece of info on a website I Googled:

    In low salinity and optimal food levels, fertilized females usually produce free swimming nauplii at a rate of up to 75 nauplii per day. They will produce 10-11 broods over an average life cycle of 50 days. Under super ideal conditions, an adult artemia can live as long as three months and produce up to 300 nauplii or cysts every 4 days. Cyst production is induced by conditions of high salinity, chronic food shortages and/or cyclic oxygen stress ( less than 2 mg/l).

    Refer to this URL for more info:

    Artema FAQ 2.0

    Hope its of help. I see Wright's name mentioned too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormhawk

    Hope its of help. I see Wright's name mentioned too.
    Jianyang,

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    Thanks for the help, Stormhawk
    Erik Thurfjell
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    I have always thought of the tiny brine shrimp as being an amazing creature. What other living thing propagates itself 2 ways, by livebearing and laying eggs?

    Loh K L

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    Daphnia do it too when their environment changes.

    They either reproduce by giving birth to live young (which are actually clones) or lay resting eggs (ephippia) when the weather gets cold.
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