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New developments in the high density flow-through culturing of brine shrimp Artemia
Lavens, P.; Baert, P.; De Meulemeester, A.; Van Ballaer, E.; Sorgeloos, P. (1987). New developments in the high density flow-through culturing of brine shrimp Artemia, in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 17(1987). IZWO Collected Reprints, 17: pp. chapter 2
In: (1987). IZWO Coll. Rep. 17(1987). IZWO Collected Reprints, 17[s.n.][s.l.], more
In: IZWO Collected Reprints. Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Bredene. ISSN 0772-1250, more

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  • Lavens, P.; Baert, P.; De Meulemeester, A.; Van Ballaer, E.; Sorgeloos, P. (1985). New developments in the high density flow-through culturing of brine shrimp Artemia. J. World Aquacult. Soc. 16: 498-507, more

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Keywords
    Aquaculture systems; Brine shrimp culture; Recirculating systems; Artemia Leach, 1819 [WoRMS]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Lavens, P., more
  • Baert, P.
  • De Meulemeester, A.
  • Van Ballaer, E.
  • Sorgeloos, P., more

Abstract
    A closed culture system for the high density culturing of Artemia spp. in 300-liter tanks using a new formula of artificial seawater and micronized waste products from agricultural crops as food is described. Culture conditions are greatly improved by applying a new filter technique and an electronic transparency meter which controls food distributions automatically. A total volume of 6,000 liters of culture water recirculated over a rotating biological contactor, a cross-flow sieve and a plate separator at a flow rate of 3000 liters per hour.Production yields obtained with this culture system, when extrapolated to a 1 m³ tank, indicate that 50 g of brine shrimp cysts can be converted into 20 kg of fresh (wet dry) pre-adult Artemia in 14 days. These results are comparable to those reported earlier with open flow- through conditions.

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