Aqualand Q&As May 1-10, 2008
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Dr. M.F.H.Rehmani, Director, Museum of Life-Science, Institute of Higher Education, Jhansi, INDIA, May 2, 2008
Dear Sir; Would you please be so kind as to quote your lowest rates for the Following Preserved Specimens for Research use and anatomical studies? I would prefer specimens in 5 % Formaline Preservative for 7 days. Take out from formaline and keep them in 45 % Ethanol for 3 days to dehydrate the formaline. Take out the specimens and wash the specimens to reduce formaline to 0.5 %.
The damp-packed specimens can be sent through Fed-Ex (International: Economy) or through US AIR-MAIL PARCEL.
Pipa pipa; Suriname-toads,3"- 4" Size, Preserved, 60 specimens
Tiger Salamander; Ambystoma tigrinum; ADULT, Preserved, 250 specimens
Spotted Salamander; A. maculatum, ADULT, Preserved, 100 Specimens
Eastern Newts, ADULT, Preserved, 150 specimens
Hellbender, Cryptobranchus, ADULT, Preserved, 7 specimens
Lepidosiren paradoxa, South American Lung-Fish,12"-15" Size,15 specimens.
Please do the needful and oblige. Thanks.
A: Namaste and shukriya for your interest, however we can't supply your needs. Check with Carolina Biological Supply instead. LA
Dr. M.F.H.Rehmani, Director, May 2, 2008
WHY ARE YOU NOT IN A POSITION TO CONSIDER OUR EDUCATIONAL REQUEST? Please clarify and, if possible, consider SPECIALLY and oblige. Thanks/Shukriya, Namaste.
A: Aqualand is not a biological supplier. We are a retail pet store. I do not have the necessary permits to export. I do not have the specimens you seek. Are you just yanking my chain? Did one of my friends in India put you up to this? LA
Kelsey Vanmeter, Iowa, May 2, 2008
Do you have any ferrets (kits) available right now? If so, how much are they? Thank You!
A: We have zero in stock today. If we had any, they are now weighing in at $180. LA
Jon T. Zych, Rochester, MN, April 2, 2008
I noticed a picture on your Brackish IV page labeled as a blue-spotted goby. Now I don't claim to be an expert, but I must say it looks far more like a Purple spotted Gudgeon.
A: Don't be so modest. Nearly everybody I know
from Minnesota does claim to be an expert. However, in this
case I believe you are correct, sir (as Ed McMahon used to say).
I'm going to blame my mistake on the fact that Crayola changed the
names of some of their crayons. I've added your correction to
my page. Thanks. LA
Stuart Miller, Department of Defense Buyers Guide, May 2, 2008
Company ID: 2223666705
We recently sent you pre-publication proof of your company and product information for 2007 government market.
This is the information that will be seen by government buyers. You need to check and approve your company and product information before we can publish this information.
Please go to:
A: You sent me the 2008 proof not the 2007. Anyway, I don't want to sell my guppies to the government. LA
BigDave, May 3, 2008
Hi, where would be the best place to order killifish eggs?
A: From members of the American Killifish Association -- aka.org. You need to join to participate. Unfortunately, they publish their website info in white print on a black background. They get 90% for cool and 10% for readability. LA
Dave Larson, Vermont, April 4, 2008I am writing to inquire about the availability of Siberian Chipmunks. I would be traveling through Iowa and would pick up in person.
A: Sorry. We haven't had any for several months. If you're coming to Iowa anyway, drop in and say "Hey." LA
J. Chan, Iowa, May 4, 2008
When is the next shipment for round tail betta? I'm looking to buy about 10 fish maybe even more... Will you give me special price if I buy a lot?
A: I'm ordering 30 roundtails for Friday delivery. If you buy 10, I will give you an extra one free. LA
Lukester825, May 8, 2008
I have had an albino clawed frog for about two years now, but just recently it seems that one of his legs is getting fatter than the other. Maybe it's swollen? It just seems more jiggily than the other. Have you ever encountered this? I hope it's not going to turn fatal.
A: When it comes to frog diseases, you're barking up the wrong tree when you ask me. The only thing I can suggest is make sure he has clean water and do not overfeed him. Outside of that, I'm not much help. LA
Cris Thomas-Seaton, BC, Canada, May 8, 2008
Hey guys, I emailed you before and you were a great help. I've left my tank in Halifax with a friend over the summer while I'm working in British Columbia. She's having a really bad algae bloom problem with a 3-4 month established tank, only grass plants, Black Shark, and clown pleco. I've already put into a canister filter a pack of algae killer from pets unlimited (supposed to take phosphate out of water), but I don't know what else she's done to fix it. I instructed a 50% water change and told her I would email you guys for some advice. Any ideas? Thanks a million.
A: Water changes usually encourage algae growth.
Excess light always encourages algae growth. If she's leaving
the lights on 24 hours, she needs to cut the light to 8 or 10 hours.
Also, the newer 32-watt bulbs are nearly twice as bright as the
"older" 40-watters -- one more reason for cutting back on the hours
of light. Floating plants such as water sprite and duckweed
will reduce light and absorb plant nutrients. On my tanks with
the brighter bulbs, I've wrapped pieces of aluminum foil.
Mims, FL, May 9, 2008
A: In our neck of the woods, goldfish do great in horse tanks. The new water coming in constantly makes them hungry, healthy, and happy. However, we don't worry much about algae. I don't think snails control algae much. To control algae, you can add water hyacinths. They grow fast and will shade and cool your tanks. Yes, they're illegal in Florida, but they grow wild all over Florida. You'll need to thin them occasionally or you'll never see your fish. Plecostomus enjoy eating algae but you need to remove them during the winter. Crayfish pretty much stay on the bottom and will pose a limited threat to your goldfish. LA
Brendon Huynh, Hacienda Heights, CA, May 10, 2008
Does APET do hobbyist orders? Can you ask them? I really want some kinds of fish that I can't find here, but they have which are wrestling half beaks, flounders, clown plecos, and zig zag eels. Where do you get your wrestling half beaks?
A: APET does not sell to hobbyists. Wholesalers do not sell to hobbyists. APET delivers by truck, so they don't sell to California. To buy fish from a wholesaler, you need a permit from your state, a sales tax permit, and a hefty minimum order. Several fish wholesalers conduct business in California. Your local fish store should be able to get those fish you want from a California source. They are neither rare nor expensive. LA
John McDermott, May 10, 2008
Hey. I was just wondering if it was normal that a Russian tortoise does not drink, because I have had my tortoise for maybe 2 months and I haven't seen it drink yet? Thank you!
A: Russian tortoises drink water. You just haven't seen yours drink. Make sure you provide a low water dish yours can get into. If you're providing a lot of fruit (not recommended) your turtle will need less water. They do better on weeds. Here's a helpful site for you by Dr. Joe Heinen, DC: russiantortoise.org LA
John McDermott, May 11, 2008
1 more question. Is there a way to tell how old my Russian tortoise is? The place I got it from said he was a bout a year but I don't know. Thank you.
A: On most turtles/tortoises you can count the
ridges on their scutes. Each ridge usually represents one
winter (but not always) when they go into hibernation. Russian
tortoises also go into estivation during hot weather, so they
probably get an extra ridge. However, in captivity they
usually go into neither. Most of those sold appear to be in
the 5 to 15-year-old bracket. I really doubt he was one year
John McDermott, May 12, 2008
Oh, that's great because I didn't know you had a Russian tortoise page. Thanks. Let me know if you need any pictures of Russian tortoises, painted turtles, or river cooters.
A: I have plenty Russians and painteds. I would be interested in cooter pictures. LA
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