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Three simple culture devices for aquatic invertebrates and fish larvae with continuous recirculation of the medium
Sorgeloos, P.; Persoone, G. (1973). Three simple culture devices for aquatic invertebrates and fish larvae with continuous recirculation of the medium, in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 3(1973). IZWO Collected Reprints, 3: pp. chapter 14
In: (1973). IZWO Coll. Rep. 3(1973). IZWO Collected Reprints, 3[s.n.][s.l.], more
In: IZWO Collected Reprints. Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Bredene. ISSN 0772-1250, more

Also published as
  • Sorgeloos, P.; Persoone, G. (1972). Three simple culture devices for aquatic invertebrates and fish larvae with continuous recirculation of the medium. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 15: 251-254, more

Keywords
    Aquaculture; Fish larvae; Instruments; Marine invertebrates; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Sorgeloos, P., more
  • Persoone, G., more

Abstract
    The 3 culturing devices described are based on the principle of the classic air-water lift, which facilitates continuous recirculation and aeration of the cultivation medium. The first device is a "circulation cylinder", convenient for hatching eggs of the brine shrimp Artemia salina and for culturing algae and protozoans. In the second device, an internal basket (i.e., a glass cylinder with plankton-gauze bottom) prevents the animals being carried along in the air-water lift. The third device, analogous to the second, is provided with a lateral waste-drain and a water collector with siphon, which empties regularly into the main culture vessel. The second and third devices proved to be excellent for the cultivation of a variety of aquatic metazoans. They fulfill two elementary principles of cultivation: food particles are kept in suspension and evenly distributed, and the necessary aeration is provided without injuring sensitive animals.

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