ISSN: 1813-0410

Keywords : Reproductive performance


Effect of prey type on some reproductive aspects in crustacean zooplankton Macrocyclops albidus (Copepoda:cyclopoida)

journal of kerbala university, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 93-98

The experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of prey type (Artemia nauplii, mosquito larvae and paramecium) on some reproductive aspects in crustacean zooplankton M. albidus which included reproductive period, post-reproductive period, period spend to egg appearance and the period from appearance of egg to nauplii releasing.
Results revealed that females fed on mosquito larvae had the highest mean of post-reproductive period and lowest mean of the period spend to egg appearance, which differed significantly (P < 0.05) compared with the means of females who fed on Artemia nauplii and paramecium on the other hand the differences were not significant in reproductive period and the period from appearance of egg to nauplii releasing.