Effect of temperature on the hatching of fairy shrimp Branchinella thailandensis from Thailand

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Effect of temperature on the hatching of fairy shrimp Branchinella thailandensis from Thailand

Marlon S Alejos, Augusto E Serrano Jr, Arnel G Nudalo
J. Bio. Env. Sci.18( 1), 81-87, January 2021.
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The effect of temperature on the hatching of fairy shrimp Branchinella thailandensis from Thailand was studied. The cysts were kept at different temperatures regimes [ambient (26-29oC), 30°C, 32°C, and 34°C, and the effect of the resulting experimental condition on hatching was examined until no hatching was observed. Results indicated that temperature affects the hatching of the Thai fairy shrimp B. thailandensis cysts. The hatching of the fairy shrimp could take place once at 34oC and can be stimulated at 32oC but fluctuating temperature (26-29oC) and 30oC may reduce hatching success. However, the incubation period took longer, and hatching success was extremely low which suspected a consequence of improper production technique and processing of cysts used in this study. In conclusion, hatching of fairy shrimp B. thailandensis can be improved at 34oC but optimal at 32oC.


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