where can i get daphnia, savage garden says something bout local lakes? or is there other ways? thanks ;)
yeh, where do you get daphnia? And how do you induce utricularia to grow?
Sorry this is so late. :D
Local lakes and small ponds would be a good place to start for daphnia. Many are small and will need the aid of a microscope to see. I got some from my college. My Bio teacher let me get some Azolla from their stock pond in one of the green houses. Azolla is a water fern, and in the bucket were also daphnia. I'm not sure hwo many are left I haven't checked on them, but the azolla is growing fine. Now for the untics not growing. I recieved 5 different plugs of uticsularia and planted them in media that was supsended over quart mason jars so I could view the traps growing down into the water. Well this worked great for a while, but then everything started to decline. So I did a little reading and come to find out even though these are small plants they like to spread out and do not like being pot bound. So I potted all of them in clay pots and now keep the clay pots in standing water at all times. All the utric have had a growth spirt and all look much better than they did. I hope someone else can help you better as I am still a newbie with them, but Tamlin said even the tererials like to be grown with water levels up to the soil surface.
thanks. Yes daphnia are often in abundance in local ponds.