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Vitellus: A Novel Way to Feed Artemia Cysts
Traditionally, the nutrients present in Artemia cysts (protein, fat, minerals, etc.) are provided to young shrimp larvae by the use of recently hatched living Artemia nauplii. This involves a time consuming operation: decapsulation; disinfection; hatching; separation and rinsing.  Hatching typically takes 24 hours, requires the use of chemicals and is not totally efficient, since the hatching percentage is variable. But recent research has shown that this is not necessary the only way Artemia cysts can be fed ...
Meriden Technical Bulletin: Algal Concentrations in Hatchery Culture
Culture of uni-cellular algae is a prerequisite for successful operations in hatchery practices for shrimp, crab and most fish. Problems with algal culture and inherent disadvantages are described here, with their advantages in many cases being overcome by these disadvantages. The current study describes a novel, industrialized approach to negate these disadvantages and to place hatchery culture methods on a more consistent and stable platform...Read More. 
Broodstock breakthrough in shrimp hatcheries
Skretting Marine Hatchery Feeds recently launched Vitalis 2.5 broodstock diet for shrimp, which provides specific nutrition and biosecurity for egg and nauplii production.
New nursery feeds from Aquafauna Bio-Marine
Multi-stage shrimp culture before pond growout is widely used to extend the period when biosecurity and better nutrition can be applied economically to yield the best quality seed.Aquafauna Bio-Marine, Inc (ABM) has introduced a flake supplement diet designed for shrimp culture’s extended nursery stage (PL-10 and up), where growth and survival to pre-pond stocking weight is achieved.