Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Grunt Sculpin eggs are hatching!

As an early Christmas present the sculpin eggs have been hatching in our tanks! We have put them in the brooding chamber with our baby octopuses. We have not successfully raised grunt sculpin eggs before but we are giving it another try with a new food source of decapsulated brine shrimp. Usually the brine shrimp have a hard capsule around them which makes it impossible for the babies to digest. Chrissy has been putting them through a bleach cycle to get rid of their capsule so that they are edible to our new babies! Check out the video of the baby below under the microscope!

Here is a video of a brine shrimp also known as "sea -monkeys." Here at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center brine shrimp is for breakfast lunch and dinner for our babies!

Enjoy the fun videos of the babies!

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