Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lagoon Jellyfish

I received some Lagoon Jellyfish polyps in the mail, recently. Thy are for a little research project I'm working on. It's all a secret for now, but when we are done, details can be shared. :)

Well before I could start the experimenting, the polyps started to strobilate. The first batch of ephyra were pretty pitiful, and they all died a few days later. I think the polyps were stressed from their trip, and didn't produce healthy ephyra. A second wave of ephyra is being released now, which  are healthier. I've noticed many have mutations, though. I'm not sure if these will grow or not. I guess we will find out. I'm really excited to have some Lagoon Jellyfish, however. I've never kept or even seen any in person before. 
These aren't mine, obviously, but mine should look quite similar in a few weeks to months if they grow properly. They need full spectrum lighting. I think that's good, because they don't eat well when first born. They are very small, and catching brine shrimp seems to be a laborious task for them. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

I'm Selling Jellyfish Again

As some of you know, I used to sell jellyfish through the company ThinkJellyfish. We disbanded for a while, and there was a period where I wasn't selling anything. I am back in business again, though! I've created a new company and website known as The Jellyfish Warehouse. We have a Facebook page as well.

My goal here is to break barriers in jellyfish keeping. As a hobbyist myself, I know how hard it is to find jellyfish. The average jellyfish keeper is limited to Moon Jellyfish or Upside Down Jellyfish. My plan is to offer as many species as possible. This means most of the species I breed, and any extras I find on my various jellyfish collecting trips. Right now we have two tanks as well as Moon Jellyfish and Upside Down Jellyfish. That's not much, but we have only begun. 

I'm hoping to offer species such as,

Atlantic Sea Nettles
Lagoon Jellyfish
Lion's mane jellyfish
Australian Spotted Jellyfish
Pacific Sea nettles 
Comb jellies 
And more! 

I hope to offer a variety of tanks as well. :)