redbora

Advanced Reefer
Manhattan Reefs
Location
NJ
thanks for the info Kathy. just wondering, you had mentioned to make sure the slabs were still somewhat frozen and to not allow them to defrost, any reason why. i ask because i was thinking about mixing some in to my own made food and wonder if it was possible to defrost some all the way and refreeze it. also, how much was shipping.

thanks :splitspin
 

KathyC

Moderator
Location
Barnum Island
thanks for the info Kathy. just wondering, you had mentioned to make sure the slabs were still somewhat frozen and to not allow them to defrost, any reason why. i ask because i was thinking about mixing some in to my own made food and wonder if it was possible to defrost some all the way and refreeze it. also, how much was shipping.

thanks :splitspin

As with anything you freeze, once you defrost it and there are few (if any) ice crystals left in it- you need to use it very soon afterwards (days, not weeks).
The trick is to just slightly thaw these blocks so that you can slice them, package them and then get them right back into the freezer. They still need to be loaded with ice crystal so they don't deteriorate.

In your case, IF the remainder of the food you are using to make your home made food is fresh..then mix that in whatever manner you choose and freeze THAT mixture and then add in a little mysis (thawed) right before you serve it?

I think that for the almost 5 pounds I received the shipping was right about $10, probably a little bit less.

You can't beat this stuff! (I keep saying that...lol)
 

redbora

Advanced Reefer
Manhattan Reefs
Location
NJ
As with anything you freeze, once you defrost it and there are few (if any) ice crystals left in it- you need to use it very soon afterwards (days, not weeks).
The trick is to just slightly thaw these blocks so that you can slice them, package them and then get them right back into the freezer. They still need to be loaded with ice crystal so they don't deteriorate.

In your case, IF the remainder of the food you are using to make your home made food is fresh..then mix that in whatever manner you choose and freeze THAT mixture and then add in a little mysis (thawed) right before you serve it?

I think that for the almost 5 pounds I received the shipping was right about $10, probably a little bit less.

You can't beat this stuff! (I keep saying that...lol)

gotcha, i figured that would be the answer. thanks for the clarity. yea, it beats the 20 mile drive and 28 bucks a pack for pe
 

dotc0m

Cheeky Reefer
Manhattan Reefs
Location
Astoria
This place is great, living in NY, freight was only 10 bucks; and they're really friendly. I have a block of mysis coming that should last me for the rest of my life :)

Thanks Kathy!
 

KathyC

Moderator
Location
Barnum Island
This thread is due for a bump..ok someone asked me about it tonight, so here you go.

I have also made it a Sticky in the 'Fish Forum' so it will be easier to find:)

:fish: :eat: :fish:
 

Exotic Reef

^_^
Manhattan Reefs
Location
Valley stream
Wow. With the little pieces put them in a icecube tray so when you are running late for work and don't have time to feed the tanks tell your household members to pop a ice in the tank
 

KathyC

Moderator
Location
Barnum Island
Wow. With the little pieces put them in a icecube tray so when you are running late for work and don't have time to feed the tanks tell your household members to pop a ice in the tank

You could even make your own little cubes with this by smushing it into a piece of egg-crate and then popping them out after they refreeze.

BUT, you really need to do it quickly while there is still ice crystals in the mysis if you want to refreeze it :)
 

d5332

Advanced Reefer
Manhattan Reefs
Location
Newark
nice, consider it done.....i hate buying food...online I have to spend $100 to make it worth while and at the store its $4.50 a pack.
 

jamesonwhiskey

Advanced Reefer
Manhattan Reefs
This thread is due for a bump..ok someone asked me about it tonight, so here you go.

I have also made it a Sticky in the 'Fish Forum' so it will be easier to find:)

:fish: :eat: :fish:

Kathy... how's the quality of the Mysis? Is it enriched at all? A lot of people on here seem to swear only by PE Mysis.

I paid $17 for a PE Cyclopeez & Mysis combo pack (1 tray of frozen cubes each) at Mutts N Butts a couple of weeks ago.
 

prattreef

Administrator
Vendor
Manhattan Reefs
Real Reefer
Supporter
Location
Brooklyn, NY
It is the same species of mysis as PE--they are large and not enriched--I've never heard of enriched mysis.
 

prattreef

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Manhattan Reefs
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Location
Brooklyn, NY
Mysis are harvested from the wild ( freshwater lakes) in huge batches and flash frozen on the spot. They aren't kept alive or fed anything. Brine shrimp are a different story.
 

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