The cultivation of Acartia tonsa Dana for use as a live food source for marine fish larvae

Josianne Støttrup, Katherine Richardson, Eskild Kirkegaard, Niels Jørgen Pihl

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Abstract

The marine calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa has been continuously cultivated in the laboratory at the Danish Institute for Fisheries and Marine Research for over 70 generations. A description of the cultivation procedures is presented in this paper. Adult copepods are maintained in 200–450-l tanks and are fed the cryptophyte Rhodomonas baltica. The concentration of adult copepods is held between 50 and 100/l. Eggs are harvested daily and, on average, ca. 25 eggs are collected per female per day.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAquaculture
Volume52
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)87-96
ISSN0044-8486
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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