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Osmoregulation in decapod larvae as a consideration in culture techniques

  • F. A. Kalber1
Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen20:BF01609942

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01609942

Summary

1. Larvae of decapod crustaceans, especially crabs, change their capacity to osmoregulate from day to day and between moult stages.

2. These changes are related to alterations in internal osmoconcentration so that inward flow of water increases body turgor to assist in the moulting process.

3. It is useful, therefore, and often essential, to be aware of these physiological events during the course of culture.

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