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Crustaceans: Feed & Nutrition

Feed and nutrition: Culture of live food

Manual on the production and use of live food for aquaculture
The manual describes the major production techniques currently employed in the cultivation of the major types of live food commonly used in larviculture, as well as their application potential in terms of their nutritional and physical properties and feeding methods.
Artemia Culture for Intensive Finfish and Crustacean Larviculture
Upon completion of the rotifer stage, the most commonly used live feed prior to conversion of the larva to a dry diet is Artemia. the larviculture production system
Evaluation of the Biochemical Composition of Four Marine Algae and Its Nutritional Value for Brine Shrimp
Abstract: Microalgae are utilized in aquaculture as a live feed for the crustaceans, ablone, zooplanktons, etc. The present study examined the nutritional status of Artemia sp. nauplii enriched with four different algal sources namely Chaetoceros calcitrans, Skeletonema coastaum, Duniella salina & D. bardawil and also the amount of beta-carotene assimilated when enriched with the two green algae. Artemia sp. nauplii enriched with D. salina showed high amounts of protein and carbohydrate, whereas Artemia sp. fed with Chaetoceros calcitrans showed high amounts of lipid. The protein profile of Artemia sp. enriched with different algal sources  did not show prominent differences in the polypeptide bands. However, high amount of beta-carotene was assimilated in Artemia sp. nauplii when enriched with D. salina. Hence this study showed that the microalgae D. salina can be used as a potential feed to improve the nutritional status of Artemia sp. nauplii.
Conference proceedings: larvi 2013
6th Fish & Shellfish Larviculture Symposium, Ghent University, Belgium - September 2 - 5, 2013 Capitalizing on the previous “larvi” symposia (in ’91, ’95, ’01, ’05, ‘09), the Aquaculture R&D Consortium of Ghent University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the COST action “LARVANET”  joined again in the organizing committee for “larvi’13” and invited academics as well as the private sector to attend the 6th Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. Bringing together European and non-European stakeholders, once again the latest progress in the sector was reviewed, problems identified and avenues for future collaboration explored.
Use of Probiotic Bacillus spp. in Rotifer (Brachionus plicatilis) and Artemia (Artemia urmiana) Enrichment: Effects on Growth and Survival of Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, Larvae
This study was to evaluate the effect of a preparation of Bacillus probiotic (Bacillus licheniformis and B. subtilis, 1:1) on growth and survival rate of Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei larvae.