Culturing Moina in Home labs

Yesterday(9/11/2022) we had great beginning with @Ryle from Royal college ,Mumbai .
@Ryle Collected water fleas from a pond on 23/10/2022.

:shamrock:Also discussed about how he transferred this to another bottle contains 450 ml of dechlorinated water.

Also added 1 drop of milk daily .

Is it necessary to dechlorinate the water ?
What is the purpose of adding milk??

@Ryke Also got Cyclops.

We had a disscussion in chatshaala once by @_Seema_11 she collected the watersamples from a pond ,Goa . @_Seema_11 also got those Cyclops .

*Just like that @Ryle also got Cyclops!!!
Cyclops (copepod) Cyclops has 5 pairs of legs. The long first antennae, 2 in number, are used by the males for gripping the females during mating. Afterwards, the female carries the eggs in two small sacs on her boy.

Later we discussed about the story of @_Seema_11 The method in which @_Seema_11 collected those waterflea from pond to feed hydra.
Second time @_Seema_11 did not got moina but got Cyclops .
so we discussed about the story how she collected the waterfleas from a pond.

Breaking news
received hydra kit from @Arunan
What is your next plan?? @Seema
How you will make the replicates ?

Do hydra feed cyclops!!!
Here is the video showing the capturing of waterflea by hydra .
Youtube video of Hydra feeding on cyclops. Hydra Viridis (Green Hydra) is eating a waterflea - YouTube.

Reference shared during chatshaala.

Copepods (/ˈkoʊpɪpɒd/; meaning “oar-feet”) are a group of small crustaceans found in nearly every freshwater and saltwater habitat. Some species are planktonic Copepod - Wikipedia

Copepods form a subclass belonging to class Hexanauplia in the subphylum Crustacea Copepod - Wikipedia

Hydra oligactis, as in all Cnidaria, are strictly carnivorous and eat many different kinds of small metazoans, including annelids, copepods, cladocerans, and insects. Hydra capture their food by paralyzing and killing the food organism by means of nematocysts, which are discharged into the prey.ADW: Hydra oligactis: INFORMATION.