10 October 2008

From small acorns

I haven't been blogging a lot, because I'm teaching some very time consuming classes this semester (one in particular is wailing on me). So just a quick one for now...

I wanted to pass on a tip from Frederike Alwes (coauthor of this paper), who informed me that Marmorkrebs like oak leaves in their tanks, both as food and for making the water perhaps a bit more acidic. We're trying it out in our lab now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mine eat dead leaves of all kinds, and they'll munch driftwood too. I'll try some oak leaves - there are lots in my neighborhood.