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International study on Artemia : 13. A comparison of production data of 17 geographical strains of Artemia in the St. Croix Artificial Upwelling-Mariculture System
Tobias, W.J.; Sorgeloos, P.; Roels, O.A.; Sharfstein, B.A. (1980). International study on Artemia : 13. A comparison of production data of 17 geographical strains of Artemia in the St. Croix Artificial Upwelling-Mariculture System, in: Persoone, G. et al. (Ed.) (1980). The brine shrimp Artemia : Proceedings of the International Symposium on the brine shrimp Artemia salina, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, August 20-23, 1979: 3. Ecology, culturing, use in aquaculture. pp. 383-392
In: Persoone, G. et al. (Ed.) (1980). The brine shrimp Artemia : Proceedings of the International Symposium on the brine shrimp Artemia salina, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, August 20-23, 1979: 3. Ecology, culturing, use in aquaculture. Universa Press: Wetteren. 428 pp., more

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  • Tobias, W.J.; Sorgeloos, P.; Roels, O.A.; Sharfstein, B.A. (1981). International study on Artemia : 13. A comparison of production data of 17 geographical strains of Artemia in the St. Croix Artificial Upwelling-Mariculture System, in: (1981). IZWO Coll. Rep. 11(1981). IZWO Collected Reprints, 11: pp. chapter 21, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Artemia Leach, 1819 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Tobias, W.J.
  • Sorgeloos, P., more
  • Roels, O.A.
  • Sharfstein, B.A.

Abstract
    Seventeen geographical strains of Artemia , 13 bisexual and 4 parthenogenetic, were cultured through sexual maturity to select a strain which gives the best production in the St. Croix Artificial Upwelling- Mariculture System. Individual strains were compared for survival, growth, and time to sexual maturity. Dry and ash weight were determined on 100 couples (bisexual) or 200 females (parthenogenetic) from each strain. Total biomass (dry weight) production per strain has also been determined. Five strains were compared for the percent protein content of sexually mature individuals.
    On the basis of the results obtained, the best strains for use in the St. Croix System are the bisexual Artemia from Macau (Brazil), San Pablo Bay (California, USA), San Francisco Bay (California, USA) and Adelaide (Australia).

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