How much does a cherry shrimp weigh? - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Shrimp & Other Invertebrates


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #16
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,606
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryanmc1988 View Post
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.
__________________
RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #17
Centromochlus
Honeycomb Master
 
Centromochlus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (116/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix/Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 6,655
Default How much does a cherry shrimp weigh?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Razorworm View Post
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.
__________________
Centromochlus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #18
sapphoqueen
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
sapphoqueen's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 420
Default

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
sapphoqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #19
Knotyoureality
Wannabe Guru
 
Knotyoureality's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 1,054
Default

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.
Knotyoureality is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #20
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,606
Default

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!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #21
sapphoqueen
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
sapphoqueen's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 420
Default

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
sapphoqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #22
Hobbes1911
Wannabe Guru
 
Hobbes1911's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,513
Default

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.
Hobbes1911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 02:42 AM   #23
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,606
Default

My scale won't weigh that low.
__________________
RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 04:16 AM   #24
mordalphus
These pants? are fancy.
 
mordalphus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (272/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 7,997
Default

scoop up 10 shrimp, weigh them on your .1g scale, then divide by 10!
mordalphus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 04:26 AM   #25
Bluek24a4
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knotyoureality View Post
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.
Bluek24a4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #26
Razorworm
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Razorworm's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hawthorn Woods IL
Posts: 676
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AzFishKid View Post
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.
sarcasm |ˈsärˌkazəm|
noun
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt: his voice, hardened by sarcasm, could not hide his resentment.
Razorworm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012