Artemia from Germany ? Of course, and only with us !
Our lakes are catch basins from the potash from the region around Bleicherode where still active magnesium salt is obtained .
The pools are fed by rain water or leachate from waste dumps and have a capacity of , the smaller Lake 300 000m ³ and the Great 500 000m ³ and a water area of nearly 23 football fields at an average water level of 4.00 m.
The big question we are asked again and again is : How the brine shrimp come in these lakes ?
So this question is not easy to answer because no one really knows how they got thereinto . The most likely case is sure of , have brought some of resting eggs in spring dress with the migratory birds , as we can observe some geese every spring and autumn.
Our brine shrimp Artemia franciscana is the genus , which also occurs in the Great Salt Lake of Utah, and in North America. Whereby our Artemia but have been adapted to our European climate over the years .
The main harvest season begins in early June and ends in October. Being caught until well into November live feed artemia . Likewise brine shrimps eggs are then harvested in the cold seasons.
In order to reap the Artemia , which pull boats come to use trawls with outboard motors. Once the nets are emptied starts the processing of the brine shrimp . In the working area only 200 meters away , the Artemia are immediately rinsed with fresh water, then spent living in the respective packaging and frozen in precooled freezer room at -25 ° C .
Careful processing suburb in a very short time, the animals remain whole, which preserves all the nutrients . This maximum is guaranteed for quality, what is looming on the final product.
What our fishes be optimally nourished.
A corresponding test report of SGS Hamburg certifies our artemia an excellent nutritional value.
Suitable our Artemia for pretty much all the fish are . Whether for biotope fish freshwater or seawater does not matter. Try Lebendartemia times in your Koi 's or goldfish - you will not recognize you again .
For our salt water aquarium is also the possibility to order salty brine shrimp (during the season).
In the cold season is the time of Cystenernte . By changing from warm to cold and shorter days make Artemia of viviparous to the Cystenproduktion .
The Artemiacysten float on the water surface and can be captured with a large net . Rinse and seven with seawater all the impurities are removed and then dried and frozen for storage.
By flush with the sea / salt water all the minerals and algae stick to the egg membrane , which the nauplii again serves as a staple food after hatching .
The peculiarity of these cysts is that they are smaller than their American cousins , and even hatch around 26 ° C at slightly lower temperatures.
Similarly, these cysts are also well suited for outdoor cultivation.
As long as is harvested , you have the possibility to order live feed artemia and feed .
Live food is unbeatable , on the one hand it provides our fish variety and on the other you can see what our fish are excellent hunters but for some games .
Live food has the additional advantage that it is still alive in the aquarium for several hours.
In order to cover our need for Lebendartemia for our ornamental fish we have positioned ourselves at home 600 liters grid boxes and can always have fresh goods .
Those who believe that there is not , let be said to himself : And yet there is that! Who would like to convince themselves , is invited by appointment to look at everything suburb.
We look forward to meeting you!