W. Cape Carnes

A Battery Powered Automatic Fish Feeder For Use In Romote Areas

In an effort to supplement the food of fishes in remote areas lacking power lines and also to short-circuit the natural food chain, an automatic selfcontained DC feeder was designed and built. The paper deals with the construction details of this feeder.


Preliminary Observations On Supplementary Feeding Of Pond Fishes

The food cycle of bluegill and redbreast sunfish was short circuited by direct feeding of dry pellets in an attempt to increase the productivity of small lakes. Automatic fish feeders were constructed and installed in an experimental lake and were programmed to feed specific amounts of Purina Trout Chow at regular intervals. This paper deals with the construction of the automatic feeder and preliminary observations on the growth rate of bluegill and redbreast sunfish.