Rotifers in dry summer

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imkap
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Rotifers in dry summer

#1 Post by imkap » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:59 pm

It's pretty hot here and will be for a few months from now. :shock: A real rain didn't fall for a month or more, we had one just sprinkling a bit a few weeks ago... I'd like to find some rotifers, paramecium or similar earthlings and there is no pond or anything similar anywhere close, so I'm wondering what might be the safest place to find them in the dry summer? Maybe take some soil from outside and put into water? I did try that once but nothing happened, just some bacteria...

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Re: Rotifers in dry summer

#2 Post by dtsh » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:20 am

imkap wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:59 pm
It's pretty hot here and will be for a few months from now. :shock: A real rain didn't fall for a month or more, we had one just sprinkling a bit a few weeks ago... I'd like to find some rotifers, paramecium or similar earthlings and there is no pond or anything similar anywhere close, so I'm wondering what might be the safest place to find them in the dry summer? Maybe take some soil from outside and put into water? I did try that once but nothing happened, just some bacteria...
I don't have a real answer for you, just some speculation. I would think some material from a typically wet spot that's not currently, remoistened with some distilled water might yield something?

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