Copepods Under Microscope

How to Acclimate Your Pods

Particularly for animals that live in water, jumping from one environment to another–even if quite similar physically and chemically–can present serious stress. Yes, “pods” (copepods, amphipods, etc.), are known to be incredibly resilient and adaptable. Indeed, the tidepool-dwelling harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus californicus is regarded as one of THE toughest of all invertebrate species. All that …

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Frozen Bloodworms

Prepared Aquarium Foods: They’re NOT All the Same

Maintaining a saltwater aquarium–especially a really nice one–is a hell of a lot of work. And this is a workload that is added to our already impossibly busy lives. Is it really all that bad to rely heavily on the convenience of prepared foods? The answer, unfortunately, is probably. There are at least a couple …

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