Our Artemia Cysts Laboratory
This is our Technology Laboratory where all of the Brine Shrimp Eggs are tested to be sure of the hatch rate. They must meet or exceed specific quality standards before being put on the market.
Every department of our operation is committed to excellence, from the selective harvesting of the Brine Shrimp Eggs on the Bohai Bay, to the stringent laboratory testing of the eggs before processing, during and after processing, and again before shipping, to insure that our customers receive the high quality Artemia cysts they expect.
Our processing facilities are clean and bacteria free. Testing of our facilities is done regularly by ENTRY-EXIT INSPECTION AND QUARANTINE OF THE CHINA of Animal Health Veterinarian. He takes product samples and tests them for bacteria and disease contaminants. He checks the facility for cleanliness and with these inspections he professionally attaches his signature to the Veterinary Certificate of Health that accompanies our overseas shipments worldwide.
It is necessary to execute a prior soak(1 hour)with clean freshwater before hatching.
1.Hatching tank: A cone-shaped tank works best for hatching, clean tank after hatching.
2.Solution:25-30ppt salinity sea water of artifical solution with same components.
3.PH: optimal medium 8-8.5 PH.
4.Density: Allow 1-1.5 grams of cysts per litre of solution.
5.Temperature: optimal temperature is 28 (for 24-28 hours)
6.Illumination: The recommended illumination is 2000 lux(no less than 1500 lux for 24 hours)
7.Aeration: Maintain aeration to keep all cysts in suspension throughout hatching period,oxyger saturation 2-3 milligrams per litre of solution.
8.Hatching time: Allow 24-26 hours for hatching.