Artemia can be a healthy and cost-effective food for shrimp in postlarval and later prelarval stages of growth.
Most Artemia sold in America are harvested from the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Unhatched Artemia cysts can be harvested, frozen, stored, and later hatched after thawing to provide an inexpensive and convenient source of live food for growing shrimp. Though the supply of Artemia is at times limited, AquaInTech, Inc., can supply cysts from many different sources.
DID YOU KNOW:
Improperly grown Artemia cysts are a major source of the introduction of problematic bacteria into larval rearing systems?
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