Articles and Abstracts on cuttlefish first foods

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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Growth and survival of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) of different ages fed crustaceans and fish. Effects of frozen and live prey Pedro Dominguesa, , , Ant?nio Sykesa, Anne Sommerfieldb, Eduardo Almansac, Ant?nio Lorenzoc and Jos? P. Andradea

    Received 2 January 2003; revised 8 April 2003; accepted 11 April 2003. ; Available online 29 May 2003.

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    Effect of enriched natural diet on survival and growth of juvenile cuttlefish Sepia officinalis L.N. Kouetaa, , , E. Boucaud-Camoua and B. Noelb
    Received 11 December 2000; revised 20 March 2001; accepted 21 March 2001. Available online 10 December 2001
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    sawvarshornsoff Larval Mass Registered

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    Maybe sticky this?

    I am looking to get in to cuttlefish by raising from eggs, and I found these studies buried in some other threads. To me they really help reinforce the importance of mysis shrimp (in the beginning) and the use of amphipods, so for those who haven't seen it I think a sticky might be in order.
     
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    Use of Amphipods as alternative prey to culture cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) hatchlings
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    Elena Baeza-Rojanoa, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, Sandra Garc?ab, Diego Garridob, Jos? M. Guerra-Garc?aa and Pedro Dominguesc

    a Laboratorio de Biolog?a Marina, Dpto. Fisiolog?a y Zoolog?a, Facultad de Biolog?a, Universidad de Sevilla, Avda. Reina Mercedes 6, 41012, Sevilla, Spain

    b IFAPA ? Agua del Pino. Carretera Punta Umbr?a-Cartaya, s/n. Cartaya, Spain

    c IEO ? Centro Oceanogr?fico de Vigo. Cabo Estai. Canido. 36290 VIGO, Spain
    Received 24 November 2009;
    revised 28 December 2009;
    accepted 30 December 2009.
    Available online 7 January 2010.

    Abstract

    The effects of feeding two alternative live prey (exclusively caprellids (Caprella equilibra) or several species of gammarids, mainly Ericthonius brasiliensis, Jassa marmorata and Elasmopus sp.), to cuttlefish hatchlings were compared to feeding mysids (Mesopodopsis slabberi), which are normally used during the first weeks of the life cycle. Weight (g) and growth rates (GR, % BW d? 1) were determined. Cuttlefish hatchlings fed with mysids and gammarids grew faster (6.7 ? 0.4 and 5.7 ? 0.9% BW d? 1, respectively) compared to caprellids (1.6 ? 0.2% BW d? 1). Survival was higher (96.7 ? 5.8%) for hatchlings fed mysids, compared to 83.3 ? 15.3% and 76.7 ? 5.8%, for those fed gammarids and caprellids, respectively. According to the results obtained, gammarids could be used as an alternative prey to mysids, while Caprella equilibra did not deliver appropriate growth rates and should be disregarded as alternative prey for rearing early stages (hatchlings) of Sepia officinalis. This is the first study revealing a successful use of amphipods, mainly gammarids, as alternative prey for cuttlefish hatchlings.
     
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    USE OF AMPHIPODS AS ALTERNATIVE PREY IN CEPHALOPODS
    AQUACULTURE
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    Baeza-Rojano E.1, Domingues P.2,3, Garc?a S.2, Garrido D.2, Rosas C.4 & Guerra-
    Garc?a J.M.1
    1 Laboratorio de Biolog?a Marina, Dpto. Fisiolog?a y Zoolog?a, Facultad de Biolog?a, Universidad
    de Sevilla, Avda. Reina Mercedes 6, 41012, Seville, Spain, elenbaes.es.
    2 IFAPA - Agua del Pino. Carretera Punta Umbr?a-Cartaya, s/n. Cartaya, Spain
    3 IEO - Centro Oceanogr?fico de Vigo. Cabo Estai. Canido. 36290 VIGO, Spain
    4 UMDI, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Aut?noma de M?xico, Puerto de abrigo
    s/n, Sisal, 97450, Hunucm?, Yucat?n, M?xico
    Cephalopds need live prey to be cultured during the first part of their life, Mysids and
    Artemia are the only live prey that promotes better growth. The lack of alternative food
    to culture early stages is an important bottleneck for cephalopod large-scale culture.
    Amphipods (caprellids and gammarids) could be a potential alternative prey since they
    are easy to collect, tend to breed throughout the year and have short life spans.
    Furthermore, they could be less expensive to be cultured, as they can feed on
    suspended organic matter. Two experiments were carried out. The first using Sepia
    officinalis hatchlings fed for 21 days with three diets; saltwater gammarids, caprellids,
    and mysids (control), and the second with Octopus maya hatchlings fed for 15 days
    with saltwater gammarids, freshwater gammarids, and artemia (control). Animals were
    individually weighted at the beginning and end of the experimental period. Daily growth
    coefficient (DGC, %day?1) was determined. According to the results obtained in growth
    rates of S. officinalis with mysids and gammarids (6.7?0.4 and 5.7?0.9 % DGC d?1,
    respectively), marine gammarids could be used as an alternative prey to mysids in the
    culture of S. officinalis. In O. maya experiments, marine gammarids were the best diet
    showing double growth rate than control with artemia (8.4?0.27 and 4.84?0.15 % DGC
    d?1). This is the first study revealing a successful use of amphipods, mainly gammarids,
    as alternative prey for cephalopods hatchlings culture.
     
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    full paper of
    Changes of digestive enzymes during growth of cultured juvenile cuttlefish Sepia
    officinalis L. ( Mollusca Cephalopoda ). Effect of enriched diet and ration.
    Koueta, N., Le Cal&, A., Noel, B. and Boucaud-Camou, E.

    http://www.ices.dk/products/CMdocs/2000/O/O0600.pdf
     
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    This seems interesting, would've been something I wondered on when I was working at the aquarium since I was the "go-to" guy for "things with tentacles".
     
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    Early weaning of cuttlefish with frozen grass shrimp

    Early weaning of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis, L.) with frozen grass shrimp (Palaemonetes varians) from the first day after hatching

    António V Sykes*, Rui A Gonçalves, José P Andrade

    Article first published online: 15 MAY 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2012.03186.x © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

    A study from Antonio Sykes and his colleagues (Portugal). They operate a facility that specializes in raising officinalis. We met last year at Euroceph and heard a lot about this facility and the results they produce. Their work is very promising, would like to see them succeed and expand.
     
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    Captive behaviour of cephalopods, M.K. Anil Principal Scientist, Molluscan Fisheries Division

     

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