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NanoDave
15th Sep 2005, 08:17 PM
Does anyone have photos of bee shrimps in different stages of pregnancy?

I got some bee shrimps recently and on observation one of them have what looks like black dots on the inside lower portion of the head caraspace... I couldn't make out whether that is possibly eggs? Or just colouration? I know the ovary is somewhere at the top.. ? How do the eggs make their way to the 'legs'?

silane
15th Sep 2005, 08:43 PM
Gnome has good description of xxx of cherry shrimps here:
http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366

It should apply to Bee shrimps also.

I noticed that the older the eggs of bee shrimps are, the fader the color they will have and at latter stage, 2 black dots can be seen.

NanoDave
15th Sep 2005, 08:51 PM
Hi fruitpie, thanks for pointing me to that thread. Nice photos there! :)

Do you happen to know any photo that shows where the eggs are before they go where the 'legs' are? Are they kept inside the head caraspace? :)

silane
22nd Sep 2005, 08:57 PM
Here's the pic you want. :)