Thanks steve-s for the info and for the support on nutrition.
Skennelly, I would be ever grateful if you could do some reading on Brine Nutrition in the link below, rather than perpetuate the myth that brine shrimp are not nutritious as our hobbyists believe.
Brine shrimp nauplii and adults are used as a major part of the feeding regieme of mariculture to produce such items as fish and shrimp for the food industry. I'm sure they wouldn't do such a thing if there were no nutrition in the brine.
Michael F McMaster of Mariculture Technologies International (MTI) has assured me that even before gut loading as steve-s mentioned, the brine shrimp have excellent protein levels, as born out on the United Nations article Edited by
Patrick Lavens and Patrick Sorgeloos
Laboratory of Aquaculture and Artemia Reference Center
University of Ghent
The article is extensive but it would perhaps be of interest to you .
NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES OF ONGROWN BRINE SHRIMP
By clicking on the square between the arrows at the top of the page, you can access the remainder of the article on brine shrimp as well as othe live foods as well.
Hopefully you will be converted to someone who can fight this myth that pervades our hobby.
Basically, brine nauplii have high huffa content but low protein levels, whereas the adults have high protein level but very little huffa content so by gut loading them WITH huffa's, you get the best of both worlds.