Most are fine except for gum leaves, too oily. You should be able to find Oak and Maple locally.
You can try Dandelions, Nasturtium. Shrimps particularly like the flowers.
Roses, Basil flowers, Bee Balm (Bergamot) flowers, Borage flowers, Echinacea flowers, Pot Marigold flowers, Chamomile flowers, Chrysanthemums flowers, Garlic flowers, Onion flowers, Oregano flowers, Pansy flowers and Violet flowers.
Yes. Stuff to avoid ...
Primulas, Primroses, Polyanthus, Iris, Daffodils, Nghtshade, box wood, foxgloves, amaryllis, clematis, bryony, buttercups, begonia, columbine, lily of the valley, sweet pea, Brachycome, Nolana, Rudbeckia, periwinkle, oleander, dogbane, aconite.
I cover a lot of these in this post.
Yeah I think I’ll try without the breeder boxes and see if it works. if not, I can give breeder boxes a go afterwards.
I’m no professional at sexing shrimp but I know that females are generally more colourful and have the saddle on their back. Is there any other way of seeing them?
also, I think I will black out the sides and back of the tank a use a black substrate (fluval stratum). I will use blue cherry shrimp or another colour that’s bright. So it will easier to see the shrimplets. And so that they stand out even when they’re on the plants or moss.
Are there any common native Australian plants that you know of, jayc, that shrimp especially like to eat the leaves of? Or any to steer clear of? I'm just thinking there might not be any sense in buying IAL if I can just as easily collect locally. Oh, and on the subject of local collecting, although it may be a bit out there - do you know which weeds and nettles are typically used as shrimp food? Is it just anything that humans can eat, and the same protocol as with leaves?