The effect of calcium on hatching brine shrimp
Our hypothesis has been proven to be correct. Higher concentrations of calcium in water will make brine shrimp eggs hatch more quickly.
Newly hatched brine shrimp larvae normally have very good nutritional properties. They are normally sold as fish food in aquarium shops. These young brine shrimp are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and lipids.
The ability of brine shrimp to remain in a dormant state for long periods has generated interest amongst scientists involved in researching technologies for space travel.
Try using the eggs of different types of crustaceans, like prawns, crabs or lobsters. A larger sample should be used to improve the reliability of the results of our science experiment.
Try to repeat the science project, this time, observing the effect of adding other nutrients such as vitamin C or iron to the water.
Brine shrimp - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brine_shrimp
DIY hatching brine shrimp - http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/diyfeedersfoods/ss/sbshatchbrinesh.htm