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Biological/ecological characteristics of Streptocephalus proboscideus (Crustacea: Anostraca) and consequences for cyst-based applications
Brendonck, L. (1993). Biological/ecological characteristics of Streptocephalus proboscideus (Crustacea: Anostraca) and consequences for cyst-based applications, in: Chardon, M. et al. (Ed.) Third Belgian Congress of Zoology, 5-6 November 1993. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 123(Suppl. 1): pp. 7
In: Chardon, M.; Goffinet, G. (Ed.) (1993). Third Belgian Congress of Zoology, 5-6 November 1993. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 123(Suppl. 1). University of Liège: Liège. 109 pp., more
In: Belgian Journal of Zoology. Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde = Société royale zoologique de Belgique: Gent. ISSN 0777-6276, more
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  • Brendonck, L. (1993). Biological/ecological characteristics of Streptocephalus proboscideus (Crustacea: Anostraca) and consequences for cyst-based applications. Belg. J. Zool. 123(Suppl. 1): 7, more

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    Fresh water

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  • Brendonck, L., more

Abstract
    Streptocephalus proboscideus, a subtropical fairy shrimp species, can to date be successfully cultured under controlled conditions. The combination of adaptive life cycle traits such as the production of strongly resistant resting eggs (cysts), a high fecundity rate, rapid growth, early maturation, rapid hatching, and short generation time, makes this species attractive for applications not only in aquatic toxicology but also in aquaculture. To obtain monospecific cysts of constant and high quality, however, a culture system is required for their controlled production. The praxis of using resting stages which can be hatched at will, must be weighted against the limited ecological relevance of rain pool species as test organisms in aquatic toxicology, and against the variability in hatching response and hatching success of the cysts.

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