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Main Title Characterization of Reference Artemia III for Marine Toxicological Studies.
Author Collins, G. A. ; Bengtson, D. A. ; Moore, J. C. ;
CORP Author Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Dept. of Zoology.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-R-814721; EPA/600/J-93/253;
Stock Number PB93-212595
Additional Subjects Marine biology ; Bioindicators ; Bioassay ; Reference standards ; Toxicity ; Heavy metals ; Chemical analysis ; Brine shrimp ; Pesticide residues ; Qualitative analysis ; Fatty acids ; Laboratories ; Minnows ; Marine fishes ; Artemia ; Cyprinodon variegatus ; Menida beryllina ; Mysidopsis bahia
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-212595 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/22/1993
Collation 12p
ASTM Practice for Using Brine Shrimp Nauplii as Food for Test Animals in Aquatic Toxicology Tests (E 1203) suggests use of Reference Artemia as a reference standard for evaluating other batches of brine shrimp as food for organisms used in toxicology. In 1988, the U.S. EPA was able to procure a 200-kg quantity of presumed high-quality, small-sized Artemia cysts that had been homogeneously mixed and packaged for long-term storage. The cysts and hatched nauplii have now been characterized in terms of fatty acid profile, toxicant residues, biometrics, and ability to support good survival and growth of saltwater fish and survival and reproduction of saltwater mysids. The cysts have been approved for use as reference cysts and have been designated RAC III.