Appendix II. Decapsulation Procedure for. Artemia Cysts. Hydration. 1. Hydrate cysts by placing them for 1h in water (less than g l 1), with aeration, at 25°C. In order to ensure the highest nutritional value, Artemia cysts should be decapsulated prior to hatching. This will disinfect the cysts, remove the. The present paper describes the technology developed by the authors for the routine decapsulation of Artemia cysts. The advantages which.

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The color begins brown and will then change to gray, then white and finally orange. The salt will dehydrate the eggs. This should keep for several days.

Brine shrimp eggs which have been decapsulated are in a better condition for hatching than those which are not decapsulated Table 1. Additionally the technique for the preservation of decapsulated artemia eggs has been improved by a more efficient method. Decapsulation is important because the young aquatic animals do not eat artemia egg shells. Decapsulation of brine shrimp eggs is carried out before hatching. Turn on the aeration, making sure it is aerating from the bottom.

Filtering and neutralizing Decapsulated Brine Shrimp. Stir artwmia 5—8 minutes until the temperature stays steady; this shows that the attemia of the first step of decapsulation has been completed. Decapsulation of the brine shrimp eggs solves these problems. However, the eggs which are not completely bleached as well as some dirt will be floating on the surface.

The eggs of artemia do however have a shell which is dark brown in colour. The whole procedure, including both stage will now have taken 10—16 minutes. We only need to gently suspend the egg in the solution. Non-hatching artemia, however, is also a great feed for aquarium and hatchery users alike.


You now have decapsulated brine shrimp eggs. The Chacheongsao Fisheries Station, which is responsible for this project experiment, carries out research, training and technological decapsulatino in the field of fresh and brackishwater prawn farming. To begin the process of decapsulation, the artemia cysts brine shrimp eggs need to be hydrated.

Do this by again rinsing the egg in cold fresh water using the filter or brine shrimp net. Refill the Imhoff cone with about ml of sodium hypochlorite bleach. Add a small amount of water.


The fact that the eggs can be preserved for a long time makes it convenient to hatch them whenever necessary. When you buy brine shrimp eggs they are dehydrated, thus stopping their metabolism and they enter a stage of diapause or hibernation until hydrated again.

Coloration change 2 minutes. Decapsulation consists of chemically removing, in a hypochlorite solution, the shell or chorion of the artemia cysts and leaving only the embryo. Decapsulation of brine shrimp eggs was originally carried out with sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite at the Chacheongsao Fisheries Station. Brine shrimp harvesting companies usually produce the non-hatching decapsulated artemia, and sale them as a non-hatching ingredient to aquaculture feed producers that make flake and deca;sulation feeds.

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This electronic document has been scanned using optical character recognition OCR software. Artemia eggs which have been decapsulated have a higher hatching efficiency than those which are not decapsulated.

The result of this experiment proved that chemical substances that are cheaper and more readily available in the Thai market, such as lime CaO and bleaching powder calcium hypochloritecan be used as stimulating agentsin the decapsulation of artemia eggs.


This is done by dissolving as much salt in warm water as you can. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Aeration of both water and eggs must be continuous to re-hydrate the eggs fully.

Promising results were achieved with the same degree of success as with the former technique.

Then add bleaching powder at the rate of Wash the eggs in the filter bag with water once more. Hydrated Decapsulated Brine Shrimp.

The size of the egg is approximately — microns. This experiment introduced new chemical substances for use in the decapsulation process and investigated ways and means of improving and modifying the technique at different stages. Proceedings of the World Mariculture Society, 9: Hydrated Cysts are ready for Sodium Hypoclorite Bleach.

To store the decapsulated brine shrimp make a saturated salt solution using a pop bottle. At this stage, decapsulated decapsulaton will have sunk to the bottom of the plastic container. If any egg sticks to the sides above the water swish the water around to keep the egg in the water column.

Leave them at that stage until the white colour gradually becomes orange. Monitoring the color is very important if decapsulating for live hatchings. Comparison of the hatching efficiency of non-decapsulated artemia eggs, eggs decapsulated by sodium hypochlorite and those decapsulated by calcium hypochlorite bleaching powder.

Remember we are just trying to hydrate the egg…not hatch-out the egg.