A simple, inexpensive artificial stream for rearing Ephemeroptera from sandy substrates
We describe a simple, inexpensive artificial stream to rear mayflies from sandy bottom streams. It consisted of a 151 L tub containing sand and water from a local stream. A small submersible pump circulated the water and netting was placed over the tub to collect adults. The stream was operated in a heated greenhouse. This artificial stream was remarkably productive. We collected over 2100 adult mayflies representing 6 genera along with several Trichoptera and Diptera adults. This stream was productive for 55 weeks with minimal maintenance.
Grant, Peter M. and Rymer, Amber, "A simple, inexpensive artificial stream for rearing Ephemeroptera from sandy substrates" (2016). Faculty Articles & Research. 7.