Appendix II. Decapsulation Procedure for. Artemia Cysts. Hydration. 1. Hydrate cysts by placing them for 1h in water (less than g l 1), with aeration, at 25°C. In order to ensure the highest nutritional value, Artemia cysts should be decapsulated prior to hatching. This will disinfect the cysts, remove the. The present paper describes the technology developed by the authors for the routine decapsulation of Artemia cysts. The advantages which.

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Stir for 5—8 minutes until the temperature stays steady; this shows that the reaction of the first step of decapsulation has been completed. Proceedings of devapsulation World Mariculture Society, 9: Additionally the technique for the preservation of decapsulated artemia eggs has been improved by a more dscapsulation method. All that needs to be done is to hydrate the non-hatching decapsulated artemia for minutes and feed directly to fish or shrimp…this is a very quick and easy way to feed.

You now have decapsulated brine shrimp eggs. They are then ready for hatching or storage in refined salt until required. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Artemia eggs which have been decapsulated have a higher hatching efficiency than those which are not decapsulated. Brine shrimp eggs which have been decapsulated are in a better condition for hatching than those which are not decapsulated Table 1.

FAO declines all responsibility for any discrepancies that may exist between the present document and its original printed version. Decapsulation of brine shrimp eggs is carried out before hatching.

The eggs artemix artemia do however have a shell which is dark brown in colour. Instead of preserving decapsulated artemia eggs in strong salt solution brinethey can be kept directly in refined secapsulation. This may take minutes depending on the egg hatch-out, harvest year, etc and sodium hypochlorite solution…however it is more important to watch the coloration than the minutes. Store the decapsulated egg in the solution and put it in your fridge. A modified technique has been developed whereby decapsulation is conducted by using calcium oxide and calcium hypochlorite as stimulating agents.


Refill the Imhoff cone with about ml of sodium hypochlorite bleach.

Decapsulation consists of chemically removing, in a hypochlorite solution, the shell or chorion of the artemia cysts and leaving only the embryo.

Lately the techniques for hatching have been improved. At this stage, decapsulated eggs will have sunk to the bottom of the plastic container. To store the decapsulated brine shrimp make a saturated salt solution using a pop bottle. The fact that the eggs can be preserved for a long time makes it convenient to hatch them whenever necessary. The size of the egg decapsulatioj approximately — microns. Decapsulation is important because the young aquatic animals do not eat artemia egg shells.

Introduce the artemia decapsulatiln into plastic containers. Carefully watch the coloration of the brine shrimp as this will tell you when to stop and neutralize the reaction. The aeration is used only to agitate the egg and keep it in the water column.

Turn on the aeration, making sure it is aerating from the bottom. To begin the process of decapsulation, the artemia cysts brine shrimp eggs need to be hydrated. The embryo is literally cooked!


Filtering and neutralizing Decapsulated Brine Shrimp. The decapsulation will be more effective when the egg does not have the dimple. From a comparison of eggs decapsuulation for 7 weeks in brine of about ppt and those preserved in refined salt, it has been found that the hatching percentage of the latter is higher than in the former Table 2.


The salt will dehydrate the eggs. Preservation of decapsulated artemia eggs in refined salt is more efficient than preservation in brine. We can therefore use artemia eggs, which are very costly, in a more efficient way. Then put them into a filter bag and wash them until they are completely clean.

The amount of decspsulation and temperature when the artemia cysts are exposed to the hypochlorite solution will determine whether the artemia will hatch-out or be non-hatching decapsulated artemia. The Chacheongsao Fisheries Station, which is responsible for this project experiment, carries out research, training and technological development in the field of fresh and brackishwater prawn farming.

Leave the artemia eggs at this stage for 45—60 minutes. These small eggs look dimpled arteia they are dehydrated.

This involves the need for a large quantity of brine shrimp eggs. Add lime CaO at the rate of This experiment introduced new chemical substances for use in the decapsulation process and investigated ways and means of improving and modifying the technique at different stages. Remember we are just trying to hydrate the egg…not hatch-out the egg. Dimpled or Dehydrated Brine Shrimp. The color begins brown and will then change to gray, then white and finally orange. The whole procedure, including both stage will now have taken 10—16 minutes.

Once the orange color is reached the reaction must be neutralized.

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Pour off the water produced and store the eggs in shade at normal room temperatures. These can be used by modifying the technique at various stages.

Stir until mixed thoroughly.

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