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An algal densitometer for high-density culture of zooplankton
Pierce, B.E.; MacKenzie, T.J.; Powell, G.A. (1989). An algal densitometer for high-density culture of zooplankton, in: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) Aquaculture: a biotechnology in progress: volume 1. pp. 755-760
In: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) (1989). Aquaculture: a biotechnology in progress: volume 1. European Aquaculture Society: Bredene, Belgium. ISBN 90-71625-03-6. 1-592 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine

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  • Pierce, B.E.
  • MacKenzie, T.J.
  • Powell, G.A.

Abstract
    A demand feeding system was developed to automatically maintain optimal algal densities in laboratory zooplankton cultures. Maximum densities obtained of the Australian cladoceran, Daphnia carinata, was 11000 ind.l-1 with continuing population health and reproductive capacity. Maintenance of the system was minimal at about 10min.d-1. Future research aims to refine the system, broaden its applicability for mariculture, determine maximum sustainable yield, and automate harvest.

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