R. Bras. Zootec.01/Dec/2004;33(6 Sup..2):1928-33.
Replacement of the Artemia sp. for the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis in the hatchering of the freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii De Man, 1879)
This work was carried out to identify the replacement of the nauplii Artemia sp. for the enriched and frozen rotifer (Brachionus plicatilis O.F. Müller, 1786) on the larval development and survival of the freshwater prawn M. rosenbergii. The experiment was developed according to the following treatments: 100% B. plicatilis (30 rots/ mL) (T1); 100% Artemia sp. (5 nas/ mL) (T2), 60% Artemia sp. (3 nas/ mL) + 40% B. plicatilis (12 rots/ mL) (T3) e 40% Artemia sp. (2 nas/ mL) + 60% B. plicatilis (18 rots/ mL) (T4). Humid ration was added to all treatments. The results of the final survival in post-larvae were analyzed by the X2 test and demonstrated no significant differences from treatment T2 (68.36%) to T3 and T4: 68.76% and 64.60%, respectively. T1 treatment (100% B. plicatilis) presented total mortality at 14th