Use this growing media for ensuring your Freshwater & Marine starter cultures have all the right nutrients, minerals and trace elements, Artificial Daphnia medium: ADaM (Aachener Daphnien Medium) for all zooplankton cultures.
We grow our Daphnia in artificial medium. The original recipe for the medium was developed by Klüttgen, B., Dülmer U., Engels, M. & Ratte H. T. 1994. ADaM, an artificial Freshwater & Marine media for the culture of zooplankton.
Our experience has always been excellent when culturing with this medium culturing Daphnia Simocephalus Exspinosus, pulex, longispina, galeata and hyalina, as well as hybrids of galeata × hyalina. The inventors of the medium tested it successfully for other cladocerans species as well.
If you have problems culturing Daphnia clones, other cladocerans or any zooplankton then add this medium, try to add some natural water (lake, stream, spring water, seawater). For Daphnia adding 20% spring water we had good experience with clones which were tricky to keep otherwise.
Directions for use:
Keep in the fridge until needed.
Shake extremely well before use.
100ml treats 20L (chlorine-free) water. 5ml goes into 1L.