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MALDONADO-MONTIEL, Teresita D.N.J  and  RODRIGUEZ-CANCHE, Leticia G. Biomass production and nutritional value of Artemia sp. (Anostraca: Artemiidae) in Campeche, México. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2005, vol.53, n.3-4, pp.447-454. ISSN 0034-7744.

Biomass of the crustacean Artemia sp. has multiple uses. The biochemical composition and biomass production of Artemia grown from cysts produced by a native population from Real de Salinas were evaluated under laboratory conditions. Nauplii (instar I) were stocked at density of 10 nauplii/ml in 1.5 l tanks, fed with rice bran from day 2 to day 6, and with the microalgae Tetraselmis suecica from day 7 to day 15. At the end of the trial (day 15) the average length was 5.34 mm, biomass production was 15.72 g/l (wet weight), and survival was 79%. The proximal analysis and biochemical composition of Artemia biomass indicated that its nutrient percentages are closely similar to Artemia from other regions, making this species a suitable food for cultured fish and crustacean. Rev. Biol. Trop. 53(3-4): 447-454. Epub 2005 Oct 3.

Keywords : Artemia; biomass production; biochemical composition; brine shrimp; culture; Mexico; Artemia; producción de biomasa; composición bioquímica; camarón de la salmuera; cultivo; México.

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