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Thomas B. V, Reddy P. S. Mass culture of Artemia franciscana: An art of technology perfection. Biosci Biotechnol Res Asia 2007;4(1)
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Mass culture of Artemia franciscana: An art of technology perfection

B. V. Thomas1* and P. S. Reddy2

1Department of Chemistry, POB 5969, Kuwait University (Kuwait) 2Department of Zoology, Madras Christian College, Chennai - 600 059 (India)

ABSTRACT: Mass production of Artemia franciscana through batch culture system revealed high hatching rate and percentage efficiency from Utah than with California strains cysts. Observations showed significant growth in terms of length weight and culture period with rice bran-malt combination in comparison to rice bran alone fed A. franciscana. An Air Water Lift System (AWL) replaced the traditional method in removing the debris from the culture tank. An ideal stocking density of 5000 nauplii L-1 yielded 6Kg of A. franciscana 3500 L-1 week-1. The cost benefit analysis on A. franciscana revealed an attractive profit of US $ 637.47/11 months.

KEYWORDS: Artemia franciscana; mass production, raceway system.

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