Effects of food density on feeding and moulting of phyllosoma larvae of the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus)

Vijayakumaran, M and Radhakrishnan, E V (1986) Effects of food density on feeding and moulting of phyllosoma larvae of the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus). In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 4, MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.

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Abstract

Feeding response of the laboratory reared second stage phyllosoma larvae of the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus was studied individually on a diet of newly hatched Artemia salina nauplii. The density of food affected feeding and moulting under experimental conditions. With increase in density of Artemia nauplii from 1 to 100/60 ml, consumption also increased from an average of 0.5 to 27.8 nauplii/day. Percentage consumption increased from 50 when offered 1 nauplius/ 60 ml to 80 at a ration of 5 nauplii and thereafter decreased gradually to 27.8 at a density of 100 nauplii/60 ml.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food density; phyllosoma larvae; spiny lobster; Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus)
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:2339
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 05:25
Last Modified:18 Aug 2010 05:25

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