Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Feeding habits of crayfish discovered

For decades scientists have failed to to find out how the copepod, Metridia feeds. At an Arctic Station in a freezing cold laboratory for the first time researchers using a high speed video camera recorded the crayfish larvae feeding. The recording shows how the constantly feeding little crayfish catches its food.

"When we were doing fieldwork in Godthåbsfjorden last year, we discovered that there were a lot of Metridia in the water at night. Here at Arctic Station on Disko Island, we have never noticed Metridia before. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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