Improving Survivorship of Giant Clams Larvae

Ambariyanto, A (2004) Improving Survivorship of Giant Clams Larvae. In: Bilateral Workshop on Coastal Resources Exploration and Conservation, 13-15 October 2004, Bali.

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One of the problems faced in giant clams culture is high mortality rate during larvae stages. These series of research attempt to improve survivorship of giant clams larvae by several different treatments, such as applying antibiotics, nutrient addition, feeding with different microalgae, and introduction of zooxanthellae at different time. The results show that survivorship was significantly improved by applying Streptomycin (10 ppm) before fertilization and when it is combined with Chloramphenicol (5 ppm). Ammonium addition was also increased survivorship of giant clams larvae. On the other hand, feeding with different microalgae was not significantly improved the larvae survivorship. Introducing zooxanthellae at early stage before metamorphosis (day 3 – 4) was also improving survivorship of the larvae.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions:Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences > Department of Marine Science
ID Code:1183
Deposited On:06 Oct 2009 21:30
Last Modified:06 Oct 2009 21:30

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