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Old 03-03-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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well it all depends, how much do they eat? lol most of the weight are body fat and some in food weight
With such miniscule amounts of food constantly eaten and being passed through, all we're looking for is a weight of the entire shrimp. Each shrimp will weigh a little more or less, as well as have more or less food in the system, water weight if feeling bloated, etc.

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:33 PM
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How much does a cherry shrimp weigh?

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easy to figure. Hold one in your hand and get on the scale, record the weight. Now, get on the scale without the shrimp and record the weight. Subtract the second weight from the first and the diference is the weight of the shrimp. Note, weigh the shrimp before feeding to get an accurate weight.
If you have a scale that accurate, you might as well just put the shrimp on the scale by itself and call it a day.

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:51 PM
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It's simple : get a tank fill it up with RO water :P
what you will change until is at the desired gH/TDS....
measure it.... put a shrimp at the time inside ..... measure it :P
Some math and you will get the real weight of a shrimp
.... continue this for all of them....
and make average count
and you get that number you want :P ...or such..... LOL!!!

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:06 PM
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My cherry shrimp now hate you. All of them. Passionately.

But, by methods admittedly falling far short of true scientific accuracy, I'm getting an average of 1.5g for mature, non-berried females.

Sample size of 8, weighed in four different configurations, "mature" being defined as having successfully berried at least twice and approximately 1" in length.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome! I just weighted a berried carbon rili and couldn't even get it to register on the scale of even .1g Go figure.

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:20 PM
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WOW!
I always known the shrimps are like diamonds
the will be weighted with jewelry balances or scales for gold and carats

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:28 PM
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Just use a fine scale with a small container of water. Weight the container before and after you put the shrimp in. Then substract. We got a fine scale in the lab maybe ill try at some point.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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My scale won't weigh that low.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:16 AM
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scoop up 10 shrimp, weigh them on your .1g scale, then divide by 10!
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:26 AM
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My cherry shrimp now hate you. All of them. Passionately.

But, by methods admittedly falling far short of true scientific accuracy, I'm getting an average of 1.5g for mature, non-berried females.

Sample size of 8, weighed in four different configurations, "mature" being defined as having successfully berried at least twice and approximately 1" in length.
1.5g sounds like a lot to me.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:32 AM
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If you have a scale that accurate, you might as well just put the shrimp on the scale by itself and call it a day.
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