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 #5951  by Vorteil
 01 Dec 2018 07:56
Anyone know where to buy Alpha Opae Ula (Metabetaeus lohena) in the US? I know Shrimpmart used to have them on the Big Island till the volcano erupted. Now that I want some where can I go?
 #5956  by Algae In Space
 01 Dec 2018 12:12
One could ask Annette (coauthor of "Hawaiian Anchialine Pools") if she will sell some. I had a little correspondence with her and she is a very nice person. I could ask her if you want to as I don't know if it's ok to share the email address.

(Maybe try Odin's recommendation first)

By the way: I asked her some questions about "Alpha Opae Ula" and she said she didn't know the term "Alpha Opae Ula" only METABETAEUS LOHENA. So I was thinking. Who gave them the name Alpha Opae Ula in the first place? Does anyone know?
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 #5965  by opae ula related
 01 Dec 2018 20:04
Algae In Space wrote:One could ask Annette (coauthor of "Hawaiian Anchialine Pools") if she will sell some. I had a little correspondence with her and she is a very nice person. I could ask her if you want to as I don't know if it's ok to share the email address.

(Maybe try Odin's recommendation first)

By the way: I asked her some questions about "Alpha Opae Ula" and she said she didn't know the term "Alpha Opae Ula" only METABETAEUS LOHENA. So I was thinking. Who gave them the name Alpha Opae Ula in the first place? Does anyone know?
I think shrimpmart gave that name.
 #5967  by Algae In Space
 01 Dec 2018 21:59
opae ula related wrote: 01 Dec 2018 20:04
Algae In Space wrote:One could ask Annette (coauthor of "Hawaiian Anchialine Pools") if she will sell some. I had a little correspondence with her and she is a very nice person. I could ask her if you want to as I don't know if it's ok to share the email address.

(Maybe try Odin's recommendation first)

By the way: I asked her some questions about "Alpha Opae Ula" and she said she didn't know the term "Alpha Opae Ula" only METABETAEUS LOHENA. So I was thinking. Who gave them the name Alpha Opae Ula in the first place? Does anyone know?
I think shrimpmart gave that name.

Got it! :grin3:
 #5968  by Paulao
 01 Dec 2018 23:46
@Algae In Space Possible to check with her if she is ok to share her email? or is she selling any? would need to check if she can ship to Singapore in any case. Thanks

@odin seems like they are not active. Tried emailing them awhile ago but no response though.
 #5972  by opae ula related
 02 Dec 2018 02:39
Algae In Space wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 01 Dec 2018 20:04
Algae In Space wrote:One could ask Annette (coauthor of "Hawaiian Anchialine Pools") if she will sell some. I had a little correspondence with her and she is a very nice person. I could ask her if you want to as I don't know if it's ok to share the email address.

(Maybe try Odin's recommendation first)

By the way: I asked her some questions about "Alpha Opae Ula" and she said she didn't know the term "Alpha Opae Ula" only METABETAEUS LOHENA. So I was thinking. Who gave them the name Alpha Opae Ula in the first place? Does anyone know?
I think shrimpmart gave that name.

Got it! :grin3:
I be surprise if she would sell it. I think she would be against it.
 #5975  by Algae In Space
 02 Dec 2018 14:47
Interesting. I didn't get that feeling about her. She was amazed that Opa Ula found their way to Austria. There does not have to be a correlation. One can preserve them and like them as pets. She does a lot of breeding experiments with people on Hawaii. They get subspecies from different places of Hawaii and try breeding them. She might not be a fan of exploiting Hawaiian wildlife tho... and she might not ship them anywhere that could be very true. Anyway I hope you find someone who will sell them.
 #5982  by Vorteil
 03 Dec 2018 08:32
Well I can say that Maya from Hawaii Opae Ula unfortunatley is out of business due to the volcano coming onto her property. She is no loner selling opae at this time.

I think the same with shrimpmart but not not sure. His site went down before the volcano hit his area and no updates on the Facebook site.