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|Three simple culture devices for aquatic invertebrates and fish larvae with continuous recirculation of the medium|
Sorgeloos, P.; Persoone, G. (1972). Three simple culture devices for aquatic invertebrates and fish larvae with continuous recirculation of the medium. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 15: 251-254
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
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- Sorgeloos, P.; Persoone, G. (1973). Three simple culture devices for aquatic invertebrates and fish larvae with continuous recirculation of the medium, in: (1973). IZWO Coll. Rep. 3(1973). IZWO Collected Reprints, 3: pp. chapter 14, more
Aquaculture; Fish larvae; Instruments; Marine invertebrates; Marine
The 3 culturing devices described are based on the principle of the classic air-water lift, which facilitates continuous recirculation and aeration of the cultivation medium. The first device is a "circulation cylinder", convenient for hatching eggs of the brine shrimp Artemia salina and for culturing algae and protozoans. In the second device, an internal basket (i.e., a glass cylinder with plankton-gauze bottom) prevents the animals being carried along in the air-water lift. The third device, analogous to the second, is provided with a lateral waste-drain and a water collector with siphon, which empties regularly into the main culture vessel. The second and third devices proved to be excellent for the cultivation of a variety of aquatic metazoans. They fulfill two elementary principles of cultivation: food particles are kept in suspension and evenly distributed, and the necessary aeration is provided without injuring sensitive animals.