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03-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #16
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 Originally Posted by Bryanmc1988 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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03-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #17
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How much does a cherry shrimp weigh?

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 Originally Posted by Razorworm 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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 03-03-2013, 04:51 PM #18 sapphoqueen Planted Tank Obsessed     PTrader: (0/0%) Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: Japan Posts: 422 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!!! __________________ Sent from the back of my wardroid, taping on a tin can bongo Last edited by sapphoqueen; 03-03-2013 at 04:56 PM.. Reason: philosophy :P
 03-03-2013, 05:06 PM #19 Knotyoureality Wannabe Guru     PTrader: (9/100%) Join Date: Aug 2012 Location: Mesa, AZ Posts: 1,369 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.
 03-03-2013, 05:09 PM #20 Soothing Shrimp Planted Tank Guru     PTrader: (132/100%) Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: Illinois Posts: 6,607 Awesome! I just weighted a berried carbon rili and couldn't even get it to register on the scale of even .1g Go figure. __________________ RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
 03-03-2013, 05:20 PM #21 sapphoqueen Planted Tank Obsessed     PTrader: (0/0%) Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: Japan Posts: 422 WOW! I always known the shrimps are like diamonds the will be weighted with jewelry balances or scales for gold and carats __________________ Sent from the back of my wardroid, taping on a tin can bongo Last edited by sapphoqueen; 03-03-2013 at 05:21 PM.. Reason: the f was missing from that word :P
 03-03-2013, 08:28 PM #22 Hobbes1911 Wannabe Guru     PTrader: (19/100%) Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Boston, MA Posts: 1,547 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.
 03-04-2013, 02:42 AM #23 Soothing Shrimp Planted Tank Guru     PTrader: (132/100%) Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: Illinois Posts: 6,607 My scale won't weigh that low. __________________ RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
 03-04-2013, 04:16 AM #24 mordalphus These pants? are fancy.     PTrader: (272/100%) Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 7,997 scoop up 10 shrimp, weigh them on your .1g scale, then divide by 10!
03-04-2013, 04:26 AM   #25
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 Originally Posted by Knotyoureality 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.

03-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #26
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 Originally Posted by AzFishKid 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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