ABALONE (HALIOTIS SQUAMATA) ANESTHESIA WITH ETHANOL ON GRADING PROCESS

N.A. Fanni, A. Soeprijanto, M.R. Fadholi
2018 Russian Journal of Agricultural and Socio-Economic Sciences  
An abalone is a group of marine molluscs that have high economic value. To increase abalone production, such cultivation needs to be done considering that abalone production still dominating. However, there are still obstacles in the cultivation which is the high mortality rates on the grading process of juvenile abalone. The fatality occurs due to the traditional grading process by gouging abalone to separate abalone that is attached to the substrate. The use of ethanol as an anesthetic
more » ... n anesthetic material is expected to minimize the mortality and increase the survival rate of abalone. In this study, the use of ethanol by 30 ml/L as an anesthetic material can separate the abalone from its substrate 447.67 seconds faster than the dose of 10 ml/L. However, the 30 ml/L dose also showed the lowest survival rate of 86.67%. The best recovery test is at 10 ml/L with the fastest recovery time of 143.33 seconds which has a high survival rate of 98.33%. The success of anesthesia by using ethanol in this study can also be done in the grading process of abalone seed and can minimize death due to the traditional grading process.
doi:10.18551/rjoas.2018-02.27 fatcat:dm5cq66w5recvcfyw4pqescwha