|Difficulties encountered in tank-breeding of oysters (Ostrea edulis)|
|Korringa, P. (1951). Difficulties encountered in tank-breeding of oysters (Ostrea edulis). Rapp. et Proc.-Verb. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 128(2): 35-38|
|In: Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer. Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer: Copenhagen. ISSN 0074-4336, more|
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- Korringa, P. (1949). Difficulties encountered in tank-breeding of oysters (Ostrea edulis), in: ICES (1949). The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea Special Scientific Meeting on Shellfish, October 1949. pp. 1-4, more
Oyster culture; Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine
The tank breeding of oyster larvae is desirable for several reasons. Experimental tanks with running seawater never led to success. The provision of an adequate amount of the right food for oyster larvae, small naked flagellates, is possible since COLE found a method to control the number of these organisms in experimental tanks. Difficulties may still be encountered, especially in shallow tanks. In all probability the main reason for failure in enriched tanks is the accumulation of toxic external metabolites produced by flagellates or other phytoplankton organisms. It could be demonstrated that even in open water similar toxic conditions may prevail and that the greatest care should be exercised in choosing the right kind of water for tank-breeding experiments.