Monthly Archives: February 2014

Stromness Primary release their fry in the Mill Burn.

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  Last Thursday, Mr Taylor’s P6 class put on their wellie-boots and headed for the banks of the Mill Burn which runs only a few trout leaps away from their school… What started as a handful of pea-sized orange eggs … Continue reading

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Papdale Hostel’s ova nearly all hatched.

This evening I received a worried phone call from Craig as hatching had started at the mini-hatchery kept in the bike shed, with only about 20 ova to go yet… Craig is no stranger to hatching trout eggs, since he was … Continue reading

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All eggs hatched on Sanday!

  As we read in one of the comments by Mrs Muir on “New batch of trout eggs for the Sanday school”, the Sanday ova started hatching last Wednesday (12/02). Today, all the eggs, bar 2, had hatched and some … Continue reading

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Rescue operation at St.Andrews!

Mrs. Reid emailed us a couple of days ago and sounded rather worried about the fate of the alevins at the St.Andrews tank…  The water was murky, it was very difficult to see what was going on inside the tank … Continue reading

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Stronsay alevins are out early!

There was a new entry this morning on the Troot in the Shed 2014 homepage by James, announcing that this morning as the pupils went for their routine “troot check”, most eggs had hatched! This is the earliest we’ve had … Continue reading

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Hatching started at North Walls

I’ve just received a message from Mr Stout this morning saying that some ova have started hatching over the week-end! The Hoy team are still doing a great job and have kept mortality levels extremely low with only one more … Continue reading

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All eggs hatched at Stromness Primary

With a rather warm location for their tank and a water temperature averaging 10°C, Stromness Primary’s ova had all hatched by last Monday morning (3/02). If we compare hatching times with last year, the Stronsay ova all hatched by 16/02 … Continue reading

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