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The effect of Artemia sources on growth, survival and salinity stress of crab (Eriocheir sinensis) larvae
Naihong, X.; Juju, S.; Guizheng, Z.; Sorgeloos, P. (1999). The effect of Artemia sources on growth, survival and salinity stress of crab (Eriocheir sinensis) larvae, in: VLIZ Coll. Rep. 29(1999). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 29: pp. chapter 26
In: (1999). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 29(1999). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 29. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende, more
In: VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee: Oostende. ISSN 1376-3822, more

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  • Naihong, X.; Juju, S.; Guizheng, Z.; Sorgeloos, P. (1999). The effect of Artemia sources on growth, survival and salinity stress of crab (Eriocheir sinensis) larvae. Asian Fish. Sci. 12: 201-205, more

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  • Naihong, X.
  • Juju, S.
  • Guizheng, Z.
  • Sorgeloos, P., more

Abstract
    This experiment was conducted to investigate the n-3 HUFA requirements of the larvae of freshwater crab Eriocheir sinensis. Three strains of Artemia cysts which contain different levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) were selected. The zoea-3 stage crab larvae were divided into 3 groups and fed with one of the three strains of Artemia . After nine days of culture, the crab larvae had reached the megalopa stage. A significant higher survival rate and dry weight (P<0.05) were found in the group fed with Artemia nauplii with a high level of EPA. Crab larvae fed with a high-EPA Artemia nauplii displayed the highest tolerance in a salinity stress test.

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