This is a natural in tank spawn of Bristol Shubunkins (Wolf). It took place on 7/21/11 which was one week past the full moon, and was when the moon reached Apogee, which is when the moon is the furthest from the earth in it's elliptical orbit.
The spawn was incubated in a floating tub with light aeration. Hatched in 72 hours. There were very few infertile egg and 500 to 1,000 fry. After they had hatched the mop needed to be removed as it took up most of the space in the tub. The mop was slowly removed shaking it lightly as it was removed. It was then transferred to a new tub of water to look for any stragglers. There were a total of 5 fry trapped in the polymop.
With lots of fry to cull this net has become a necessity. Like the Jedi's lightsaber, which they make themselves, this net as taught me about the observation of details and the simplicity of form.
So I harvest some bamboo from the yard, gathered up the stainless and polyester net and thread and set to creating this tool. It is made of bamboo I grew. 3 materials to make a perfect net. The hoop is 5 inches, 316 stainless 3/32" rod, the net is 1/16th inch polyester, the cup of the net is 3/4 inch deep and the total length is 16 inches.
It spins like a top in your hand and has a balancing point the reduces hand strain for long culling sessions.