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Culture of six species of bivalves in a recirculating seawater system
Epifanio, Ch.E.; Mootz Logan, C.; Turk, Ch. (1976). Culture of six species of bivalves in a recirculating seawater system, in: Persoone, G. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 1. Research in mariculture at laboratory- and pilot scale. pp. 97-108
In: Persoone, G.; Jaspers, E. (Ed.) (1976). Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 1. Research in mariculture at laboratory- and pilot scale. IZWO: Wetteren. ISBN 90-6281-001-2. 620 pp., more

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    Marine

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  • Epifanio, Ch.E.
  • Mootz Logan, C.
  • Turk, Ch.

Abstract
    Four experiments were conducted in which six species of bivalve molluscs were reared for periods ranging from 10 weeks to over 2 years in a recirculatirlg seawater system. Shellfish were fed defined, non-axenic algal diets and had no access to any other food. The diatom, Phaeodactylum tricornutum, was shown to be a poor food for all species of bivalves tested while another diatom, Thallassiosira pseudonana, proved to be a good food. T. pseudonana yielded growth comparable to that of a four-part diet of Carteria chuii, Croomonas salina, Isochrysis galbana, and T. pseudonana when fed to Crassostrea virginica, Crassostrea gigas, and Tapes semidecussata while the four-part diet was superior with Ostrea edulis and Mytilus edulis. Mercenaria mercenaria fed the four-part diet grew to marketable size in 1 year as compared to 3-5 years for the species in nature.

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