Evaluation of Diet, Water, and Culture Size for Ceriodaphnia Dubia Laboratory Culturing

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Six reagent waters, eleven diets, and two culture sizes were evaluated for culturing C. dubia. Different filtration techniques were used to prepare the reagent waters. The eleven diets were comprised of two algae augmented with eight supplements. Reproduction and growth were assessed to discern differences among C. dubia raised in mass cultures and cultured in individual cups, during which, bacterial population densities, lipid, protein, and carbohydrate concentrations of the diets were measured. Results showed that a glass-distilled, carbon filtered, deionized reagent water and a Selenastrum capricornutum- Cerophyl® diet were optimum for culturing. Mass culturing supported the highest reproduction and growth, ... continued below

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Allen, Jerry D. (Jerry Dee) December 1992.

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Six reagent waters, eleven diets, and two culture sizes were evaluated for culturing C. dubia. Different filtration techniques were used to prepare the reagent waters. The eleven diets were comprised of two algae augmented with eight supplements. Reproduction and growth were assessed to discern differences among C. dubia raised in mass cultures and cultured in individual cups, during which, bacterial population densities, lipid, protein, and carbohydrate concentrations of the diets were measured. Results showed that a glass-distilled, carbon filtered, deionized reagent water and a Selenastrum capricornutum- Cerophyl® diet were optimum for culturing. Mass culturing supported the highest reproduction and growth, while no correlation was found between nutritional measurements and production.

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Allen, Jerry D. (Jerry Dee). Evaluation of Diet, Water, and Culture Size for Ceriodaphnia Dubia Laboratory Culturing, thesis, December 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501234/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .