Mesh sizes available: 10um 37um 43um 50um 100um 150um 200um 250um 350um 500um 800umon. (um = micron) other sizes by request.
Sieve diameters: 90mm, 100mm, other sizes on request.
Sieve heights: 100mm other sizes on request.
Standard size 43um x 90mm diameter x 100mm tall.
For multi-culture harvesting, see our stackable range for separating different sized individuals from the same culture batch at one time, these also come in handy if you need to get a nice, clean end product to minimise the pollutants entering your aquarium. When you stack sieves, (smallest micron on the bottom and so on) the 43- 100 -250 stacking filters can remove impurities that you might have in your culture water.
Why Using a Sieve is Important
Do you have 1 x 10um and 1 x 50um sieves?
If you have more than one culture you will need two sets; one for both rotifers & copepods.
By using a separate set for each will keep the cultures clean. The finer one will be used for the instar pods and juvenile rotifers, so you don’t waste the young, especially when doing water changes. You will be surprised at what will be found when using the 10um sieves!
We have found in samples sent here for testing ciliates, nematodes, micro-worms, and many other contaminates. These are competing for the food (algae/ phytoplankton) that you are putting in to feed the copepods or rotifers that you want as food for fry or mandarin fish, seahorses, pipefish. So, it is important to use a sieve regularly to keep the water clear of these contaminates.
Note: It is very important to also sterilise your sieves so that they are clean when separating your cultures from contaminates.
The overall use and sterilising of your sieves is essential for the health of your cultures.