Effect of eyestalk ablation in the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus (linnaeus): 2. On food intake and Conversion

Vijayakumaran, M and Radhakrishnan, E V (1984) Effect of eyestalk ablation in the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus (linnaeus): 2. On food intake and Conversion. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 31 (1). pp. 148-155.

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Abstract

Eyestalk ablation induced hyperphagia and increased food consumption by 50 to 75% in Paiiiilinis humanis. Feeding rate decreased with increase in size, in both ablated and control lobsters. In ablated lobsters the conversion efficiency was maximum at low feeding rate. The percent loss of converted food as exuvia was an average of 43.2% in ablated and 64.0% in control lobsters.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Eyestalk ablation; spiny lobster; Panulirus homarus
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:439
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:29 Apr 2010 14:30
Last Modified:29 Apr 2010 14:30

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