Production of the Freshwater Prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii Stocked as Juveniles at Different Densities in Temperate Zone Ponds

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  • Juvenile freshwater prawns Mucrobruchium rosenkrgii (mean wet weight = 0.75, 1986 or 0.17g, 1985) were stocked into 0.06–0.07 ha earthen ponds at densities ranging from 39,536 to 118,608/ha during two separate growing seasons. After growout periods ranging from 135 to 142 days, survival was from 54.3% to 89.9% (x = 77.0%). Mean prawn weight at harvest ranged from 15.0 to 44.3g and decreased with increasing stocking density. The larger stocking weight of prawns was associated with harvest weights that were 16.8 to 39.6% greater than those achieved with the smaller stocking weight at comparable stocking densities. Stocking of juveniles of the proper size and the effective management of the social structure of M. rosenkrgii appear to be critical to the success of intensive pond culture in temperate climates where the length of the growing season is restricted. Copyright © 1989, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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  • D'Abramo LR; Heinen JM; Robinette HR; Collins JS
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  • 81
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  • 89
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  • 20
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  • 2