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Leptodora kindtii survival in the laboratory
Pichlová, R.; Weber, A.; Gosser, B. (2004). Leptodora kindtii survival in the laboratory. Aquat. Ecol. 38(4): 537-546. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10452-004-0328-2
In: Aquatic Ecology. Springer: Dordrecht; London; Boston. ISSN 1386-2588, more
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Keywords
    Water quality; Leptodora kindtii (Focke, 1844) [WoRMS]; Netherlands [Marine Regions]; Fresh water

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  • Pichlová, R.
  • Weber, A.
  • Gosser, B.

Abstract
    Leptodora kindtii, a pelagic predatory cladoceran, suffers high mortality on transfer to laboratory, which makes the experimental work difficult. We investigated the causes of high mortality, using four variables: water volume, animal density, light intensity, and origin of water for culturing, i.e., water from native or a non-native lake. For the experiments we used Leptodora and water from Lake Loosdrecht and Lake Maarsseveen (The Netherlands). Water was found to be the most important factor; the animals did not necessarily do better in lake water from which they were collected. Water volume and animal density were of limited importance, and light intensity did not affect survival.

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