Free Content The Laboratory Rearing of Pink Shrimp, Penaeus duorarum Burkenroad

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In August and September 1963, the first successful attempts were made to rear pink shrimp from eggs spawned in the laboratory through all larval and postlarval stages. Ripe female shrimp were collected from try-net trawls on the Dry Tortugas fishing grounds and placed in individual aquaria. Eggs were collected and transferred to 8-inch diameter finger bowls and development was allowed to proceed until the first protozoeal stage. Individual protozoeae were placed in compartments of plastic fishing tackle boxes containing fresh sea water. Water and food were changed each day. A mixture of unicellular algae and yeast was used as food. Some larvae reared in Gulf Stream (Florida Current) water reached adulthood whereas none of those reared in Biscayne Bay water survived. Optimum temperature for rearing was 26°C. General morphological development followed closely that given by Dobkin (1961); however, number of inter-molts and time of development varied considerably with individuals. Fastest development from eggs to postlarvae occurred in 15 days.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1965

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