Thursday, November 26, 2009

Second thoughts?

On third thought it's not bad! Allannah

Guinness Book of Records Attempt

A Guinness Book of records attempt, presented posthumously to this prawn.

Dissect 1 Prawn

GO Cody! Mung in!

More Poop!

Now that prawn was ready to poop before it was cooked.

Shelling- go girls!

Smell...??? Smells like prawns!

Deshelled... removing the poop vein

Great job, most people don't bother about removing it. Some do!


The '3' movement peeling of a prawn! Can you do it in less?

Not the RAW Prawn Brent?... mmm

The serious science of Aquaculture! Dissection, examination of external and internal parts of the prawn! Then eat 'em!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Great Day- even for fish!

Cleaned A1 glass internal and external- algae was beginning to grow. Scrubbed & cleaned filter- also A2, A3, A4.
Completed water exchange of A4, connected aeration and added female Yabbie, in 'berry' (from T6) to A4. A4 is one of our nursery aquarium.
All species do'n fine!
Next focus marine tanks.

* Progressed in setting up relocated computer systems in our LAB for research. A directional WiFi provides full network and Internet access. Thanks Ryan.
Begun additional trench irrigation in garden plots.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Feeding... well!

All fish species are feeding well! Bit of maintenance on pumps, also
fed worms and added/sprinkled protein mixture/powder to snail food.

Aquarium (A3) needs a water change. Need to check Yabbies- in 'berry' in Tank 6 (T6)? Then Move to nursery aquarium (A3).
Marine (salt water) aquariums, AS1 & AS2 need BIG water exchange and AS2
pump replacement, As1 Add another pump!

Wish we had some local lake marine species???
Can't get too excited as we have just 3&abit weeks left.
Plans are underway for 2010!!! WOW!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Aquaculture Netbooks

Aquaculture students access our BLOG with their new netbooks.

Aquarium Tropical Freshwater

Freshwater Tropical Aquarium @ the ARC. Thanks to Hayley & Hayley for feeding the fish with Frozen Blood Worms, a bit slimy but the fish love 'em! A 30% water exchange was carried out on A1 (aquarium 1), A2 and A4. Thanks Gals- you did a great job!

Tank 6

Tank 6, in the LAB has a range of species including Yabbies, Silver Perch, Koi (Gold Fish) and Australian Freshwater (Native) mussels. Peas & Corn are used to feed the Yabbies, Silver Perch growing pellets for the 'Silvers' and Koi, Gold fish food for the ... & the Australian Mussels filter out the debris. A water exchange was carried out using water from our Rainwater tanks. This should stimulate reproduction of all the species... increasing temp, light, food and a 'fresh' (water exchange).

Monday, November 09, 2009

The RAW Prawn(ing)- A Beginners Guide

A beginners Guide...

When is the best time to prawn and where?
Where: The Entrance Channel, Canton beach... where else?
When: The best time to 'prawn' is (1) at night, (2) on a run out tide a (3) few days before the 'new' moon.
Please add your comments of photos.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

NSW Carp Control Plan

NSW Carp Control Plan
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Thursday, November 05, 2009