Frequently Asked Questions
How to make your own brine shrimp eggs?
A simple brine shrimp hatchery involves using a soft drink bottle the 1 litre size, with the base carefully removed and then adding an airhose through the lid. Once inverted, you have a gentle rumbling air that keeps the eggs in movement and oxygenated.
Can I use Epsom Salt to hatch brine shrimp?
Add 2 tablespoons of salt and a teaspoon of Epsom salt, stirring until dissolved. This gives a specific gravity of about 1.019. We recommend adding about half a tablespoon or just on 4g of brine shrimp eggs to the hatching set up.
Can I use marine salt to hatch brine shrimp eggs?
For hatching brine shrimp eggs we recommend using a Brine Shrimp Hatchery or the following method. In one litre of springwater or dechlorinated tap water, dissolve 2 tablespoons of non-iodised salt. The exact amount of salt is not critical, you can also use synthetic sea salt or even rock salt, or himalayan pink salt.
Do unhatched brine shrimp eggs sink?
Once you have added your eggs to the hatchery, give them a stir and let them settle for 5 to 10 minutes. Empty shells will float, unhatched eggs will sink to the bottom and live shrimp will be swimming or "vibrating" in the mid section of the water.