The life history parameters of Diaphanosoma excisum (Cladocera), grown in different culturing media
- 63 Downloads
Life history parameters of Diaphanosoma excisum (SARS) were derived from culture tube experiments with media comprising mohua oil cake, mustard oil cake, cow dung and rice bran. Body length, longevity, fecundity and progeny production were highest in rice bran medium. First reproduction time (A) in different media ranged from 2 to 6 days, while the reproduction peak (T) varied from 4 to 13 days. The total offspring per female (S) was directly dependent upon the mean number of eggs per female per life span. The intrinsic (r) and finite rate (er) of natural increase were larger for rice bran than for other media.
Keywordslife history Diaphanosoma Cladocera organic manure zooplankton culture
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Alikunhi, K. H., 1952. On the food of young carp fry. J. zool. Soc. India 4: 77–84.Google Scholar
- Alikunhi, K. H. & V. Ramachandran, 1955. On the mortality of carp fry in nursery ponds and the role of plankton in their survival and growth. Indian J. Fish. 2: 257–284.Google Scholar
- Bhanot, K. K. & K. K. Vass, 1976. Mass rearing of Daphnia carinata King in the field. J. Inl. Fish. Soc. India 8: 145–152.Google Scholar
- Gras, R. & L. Saint-Jean, 1978. Birth rate and relationship between the parameters of growth and abundance in stable age structure population: Cladocera with parthenogenetic reproduction. Cah. ORSTOM Ser. Hydrobiol. 12: 19–24.Google Scholar
- Jana, B. B. & G. P. Pal, (in press). Relative growth and egg production in Moina micrura Kurz. (Cladocera:Moinidae) under different culturing media. Proc. Sil. Jub. Symp. Trop. Ecol.Google Scholar
- Jana, B. B. & G. P. Pal (in press). Relative growth and egg production in Daphnia carinata (King) under different culturing media. Limnologica (Berlin).Google Scholar
- Lévèque, C. & L. Saint-Jean, 1983. Secondary production (Zooplankton and benthos). In: J. P. Carmouze, T. R. Durand & C. Lévéque (eds.), Lake Chad. Ecology and Productivity of a Shallow Tropical Ecosystem. Monogr. Biol. 53, Junk, The Hague.Google Scholar
- Lewontin, R. C., 1965. Selection for colonizing ability. In: H. G. Baker & G. L. Stebbins (eds.), Genetics of Colonizing Species. Academic Press, N.Y.Google Scholar
- Mitra, C. N. & P. Mohapatra, 1956. On the role of zooplankton in the nutrition of carp fry. Indian J. Fish. 3: 299–310.Google Scholar
- Nandy, A. C., S. K. Majumder & R. K. Chakravarty, 1977a. Experiments on the mass culture of Branchionus mulleri Pallas in glass aquaria. Proc. Symp. Warm Water Zoopl. Spl. Publ. UNESCO/NIO, 1977, pp. 538–539.Google Scholar
- Nandy, A. C., P. R. Das & S. K. Majumder, 1977b. Technique to obtain sustained culture of a cladoceran Daphnia lumholtzi Sars. Proc. Symp. Warm Water Zoopl. Spl. Publ. UNESCO/NIO, 1977, pp. 540–542.Google Scholar