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Fresh water shrimp farming?

 
Joe Braxton
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I was roaming the web and saw this -

http://www.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/LowInputShrimp-02-05.htm

Anybody tried anything like this?
The life cycle of the shrimp (much like salmon) requires purchasing small ones to grow out, but the profit potential vs. input looks good.
 
Tokunbo Popoola
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Joe Braxton wrote:I was roaming the web and saw this -

http://www.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/LowInputShrimp-02-05.htm

Anybody tried anything like this?
The life cycle of the shrimp (much like salmon) requires purchasing small ones to grow out, but the profit potential vs. input looks good.



thank you for being cool and finding this i was totally wondering about this
 
Landon Sunrich
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I got 404'ed on that link - but I followed it back to the University of Kentucky website and searched for 'shrimp' in the search bar. Several articles around.

Here's a PDF with way lots photos about home scale shrimp and catfish farming

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/HomeUseCatfishShrimp.pdf

Its way larger scale than I'd be interested in even at that (I would think about a few 55 gallon drums full though) but seemed like something that could definitely be of interest to many

Edited for stupid rushed typos
 
Tokunbo Popoola
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i always thought about hooking it up to a pond that the ducks use all the time and running it that way pumping it up.. setting up the beds then letting the water go back out to a regular ole pond ... maybe setting up another system to run the shrimp/water fleas/ duckweed... or whatever


the one thing i dont get it how to setup a "seed shrimp" on the cheap
 
Joe Skeletor
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Here's a small farm's website that I ran across a few years ago. They're in Indiana. Not the best website, but gives you an idea about shrimp farming in the midwest - Joe

http://www.shrimpfarminginindiana.com/
 
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