Geothermal aquaculture: a guide to freshwater prawn culture [report]

A. Hayes, W.C. Johnson
1980 unpublished
DISCLAIMER Portions of this document may be illegible in electronic image products. Images are produced from the best available original document. The aquaculture of the.Malaysian prawn 4s not really a science as some would tend t o believe. rt i s actually an "art." Scl'ence has its influences i n the culo f t h f s tropical crustacean, but not much i s known about its biology t h a t can irectly applied t o a comercial operation. A prawn farmer need not be.a sciens t i n order t o succeed.
more » ... der t o succeed. Yet, he must be dedi'cated, observant, and patient. ver the prawns and ponds will make one aware of when changes occur. w i l l recognize these changes as being for the better or for the worse, and will know the course of action t o take. Much of becoming a success i n the prawn A word of caution-,-prawns can from i t as i t is often hard and f Chapter I: Introduction c The giant Malaysian prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii , can be found naturally e tropical regions o f Southeast Asia. I t inhabits freshwater streams, rivers, : and ponds, but can survive i n brackish water. A mature female is believed t o mii grate downstream to an estuary where her eggs hatch into free-swimming pelagic larvae. The larvae develop i n the brackish water, going through eleven larval stages for 18-45 days before metamorphosing i n t o benthic post-larvae (PLs), Figures 1 and
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