Theres a video on the sôchting oxydator thread somewhere on here that talks
About them sprinkling pollen into the tank for
Shrimplets. As ive never used this i do however just sprinkle the powdered repashy into the tank on a daily basis and really enjoy watching the ahrimp lay on thier backs on the moss to pick at the powder which is floating.
Looks like im going to be investing in an mortar and pestle as well. lol
The problem i find looking for alternatives is the extra stuff it comes with, like humic with potash, Chitosan with Pysillium husk. Im guessing if its organic and good for our bodies, it must be okay for shrimpies (within scale dosages)
Stinging nettles are loaded with a bunch of medicinal purposes however its leaves and stems are covered with brittle, hollow, silky hairs that contain three chemicals, a histamine that irritates skin, acetylcholine which causes a burning feeling, and serotonin. When brushing up against the plant with bare skin, a painful rash similar to poison ivy will result. You wont miss it if you walk past one.
In texas we call it "bull nettle" nasty little plants that have many little "stingers" or nettles on the leaf and stems. Here it grows as a weed in fields everywhere. I know of people using it as shrimp food. They pick an entire plant and boil the crap out of it. This causes the nettles and the plant to be rendered limp to a point not allowing it to "stick" i havent used it cause frankly i grew up on a farm and am scared to death of them.
use pollen as is it.... the shrimps will know how to eat it .... mine's is kind of waterstable but never see it after an hour or so in there and about the nettle... yes is stings but if you wear gloves you can pick the young leaves ( the old ones are not apreciated by my shrimps and dark colour ) and dry them in the shadow ... no need to boil the leaves.... after that when you trow it in the tank they will float for an half an hour for the enjoyment of little curios shrimps and sinks at the bottom for the lunch