Collecting Amphipods in the Long Island Sound

Paul B

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You can't see it well in the video but after I lift a rock, I just rub my hand over the bottom of the rock, and the amphipods stick to my hand. When I want a lot more amphipods, I bring a larger bucket and swirl the rocks in the bucket. That way I get them all.

These things make great scavengers and food. They also reproduce in a tropical tank



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Good video. I didn't realize how rocky the Long Island beach was in your area. Many years ago, I'd collect similar stuff in southern New Jersey, but the back bay area there is all mud flats, so I'd get a lot of mud along with anything else collected. Also the mud was stinky and stuck to everything. Might be worth trying again someday around Cape May point where it's also a bit rocky.