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Over the twenty years of publicationt the purpose of our manual is to provide aquarists, aquaculturists and students with techniques and confidence to culture plankton for use as live foods for aquatic animals. The approach we have taken is to provide methods on a variety of scales ranging from home hobbyists to large commercial operations. The Plankton Culture Manual can also be used as a companion manual for another manual by Frank Hoff, Conditioning, Spawning and Rearing of Fish With Emphasis on Marine Clownfish. The Plankton Culture Manual provides the basis and principles of live food culture while the companion book provides theory and practice of conditioning, spawning and utilization of live feeds in larval rearing, juvenile growout, and adult broodstock fish. Methods of plankton culture described here are the result of cumulative experiences during our many years in aquaculture mixed with numerous published works and direct communication from aquaculture scientists and hobbyists throughout the world. Using advanced computer data bases and the internet of scientific and hobbyist literature, we have culled out significant papers that have made substantial contributions in live food culture. Literature citations in this manual provide readers access to a vast selection of scientific and hobby publications that demonstrate the dynamic changes occurring in larviculture. Through the sixth editions of this manual, we have improved, clarified, and provided more detail about the methods used. In addition, we have provided more rationale of why certain methods are preferred over others. Ultimately we hope this book provides readers with the guidance they need to provide live food in the larviculture of aquatic animals for fun and profit. Our hope is that this useful manual will continue to be improved and grow in the years to follow. Happy culturing!
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Frank H. Hoff - Frank Hoff has over 40 years experience in aquaculture. He served as the first head biologist of the Aquaculture Division for the State of Florida, Marine Research Laboratory then moved into the private sector as founder of Instant Ocean Hatcheries, pioneering the use of closed, recirculating, artificial seawater systems to raise clownfish. He earned a Bachelor degree in Zoology and a Masters degree in Marine Science at the University of South Florida. He founded and is currently an owner of Florida Aqua Farms, Inc. started in 1984 and a past owner of Aquaculture Supply started in 1987. Currently he serves as a consultant and board member for the largest marine tropical fish farm in the world, Ocean Reefs and Aquariums (ORA). He also serves as an advisor and board member for several educational and aquaculture agencies.
Terry W. Snell - Dr. Snell received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of South Florida and has been a college professor for the past 31 years. He currently teaches ecology, genetics, population biology, and aquatic toxicology at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. His research focuses on the evolution of reproductive isolation in rotifers and copepods, ecotoxicology, and plankton culture. He has been a consultant to the marine and freshwater aquaculture industry for many years.Review:
Editorial Review - Excellent book for teaching students in aquaculture of plankton. -- Dr. Megan Davis, Educational Division Director, Harbor Branch Foundation
Editorial Review - This book is used as a supplemental text in our aquaculture classes on fish culture. -- Dr. Bill Falls, Hillsbourgh Junior College. 2001
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Book Description Florida Aqua Farms Inc., 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0966296044
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Book Description Florida Aqua Farms Inc., 2007. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. sixth edition. 183 pages. 10.90x8.20x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0966296044
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