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Friday November 5, 2010 at 3:36pm Age: 8 yrs
Category: Middle School

Brown Trout Swim at the Middle School

The Brown Trout eggs hatched last week and are doing great! They have the yolk sac attached and is a source of nourishment while they grow. The yolk sac will be completely absorbed within a couple of weeks. At that point, students will begin feeding the alevin prepared food daily. After a few months of growing, students begin supplementing their diet with insects (earthworms, crickets, mealworms). The young trout, called "fingerlings", will be released end of May/beginning of June of 2011 when the water  temperature in the nearby stream is the same temperature of the classroom tank (12 degrees C. / 50 degrees F.).

We all wish the little swimmers all the best!