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Some aspects of the culture, population dynamics and reproductive rates of the freshwater rotifer, Brachionus calyciflorus fed selected diets

Arimoro, F.O.; Ofojekwu, P.C.

Journal of Aquatic Sciences 19(2): 95-98

2004


Accession: 004322492

The effectiveness of using freshwater Chlorella sp., mixed algae, lettuce leaves and supplemental bakers' yeast for the culture of freshwater rotifer, B. calyciflorus, were evaluated every two days during an 18-day culture period. Rotifers raised without yeast attained maximum density of 100-152 individuals.ml-1 after 6 days of culture before declining. The addition of bakers' yeast improved and sustained rotifer populations.

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