SIMPLE ARTEMIA FOOD FOR SMALL SCALE CULTURE
Jean Dhont email@example.com
To: Artemia Characterization Artemiafirstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: 31 March 2003
We often get requests from researchers and
aquariophiles who wish to culture some adult Artemia but have no time to
culture algae nor access to adequate commercial feed in these small
quantities. Baker's yeast is an often heard alternative but we know for a
fact that baker's yeast alone will not support growth up to adult stages.
Does anybody have experience with an easy accessible food for small scale Artemia culture? For example: I once heard of a Mexican author that claimed to successfully use powdered babyfood?
Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center
Ghent University : : Rozier, 44 : : 9000 Gent : : Belgium
tel: +32 9 264.37.54 : : fax: +32 9 264.41.93
Rice barn is often been used in south east Asia. Milk
powder as well as
artificial milk (used for lamb, cubs etc.) however, these products are fairly expensive. Once I used cheese water from dairy farm. Algae paste is also a good alternative.
There is also a commercial Artemia diet produced in Australia. We are often using it and it is quite good.
Dr Sagiv Kolkovski
Mariculture Research and Advisory Group
Fremantle Maritime Centre
1 Fleet St., Fremantle W.A. 6160, USA
Phone +61-8-92398102, mobile 0417940498
The product Sagiv mentioned is "Brine Shrimp
Feed" and is available in 25 kg bags at <$2/kg. It contains mainly
rice pollard and is manufactured by:
Eyre Peninsula Aquafeeds Pty Ltd
PO Box 34
South Australia 5631
tel: 08 86762041
fax: 08 86762452
Tasmanian Aquaculture & Fisheries Institute, University of Tasmania
Marine Research Laboratories, Nubeena Crescent
Taroona Tasmania 7053 AUSTRALIA
Phone: 61 3 62277294
Fax: 61 3 62278035
We have tried different artificial feed for
growing Artemia in the lab. and found that wheat bran powder supports very
good and speedy growth of Artemia. We even tested efficiency of wheat bran
in extensive pond culture of Artemia and got very good results. Wheat bran
is among the cheapest agriculture waste that can be micronised very easily.
It could be emulsified in sea water, filtered through 50 micron net and used
as a cheap Artemia food.
Artemia and Aquatic Animals Research Center,
Urmia - Iran.
Telephone No.: +98-441-3440295
Fax No.: +98-441-3443442