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Some good things we've learned:

Spring Startup
 
BE PATIENT!!  Don't start feeding your koi as soon as the ice is off the pond - wait til the temperature is CONSISTENTLY at 55 degrees F or warmer.  Start with wheat germ to let them get their digestive system going before giving them their normal summer diet.  Indigestion can kill fish, so don't accidently kill them with kindness!

Microscopes -
 
Movable stages make it easier to properly study a slide specimen.
 
Plastic cover slips with rounded corners are safest to use when scraping a koi for a specimen,
but the glass cover slips work better to cover the specimen on the slide,
so why not use both!!

Selecting new Koi -
 
Look first for great body conformation
- and quality
- then enjoy the pattern!!