brine shrimp

noun
a small crustacean, Artemia salina, of the order Anostraca, common to saline lakes, including Great Salt Lake in Utah.

Origin:
1830–40

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Brine shrimp and brine flies are the daily special, and large flocks swoop in
  to refuel.
Basically, he was telling me to watch the brine shrimp grow.
The brine shrimp will gather near the surface of the jar, closest to the light.
Empty the brine shrimp from the net into the aquarium.
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