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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Eggs decapsulated by either process give the same result. To hydrate the egg fill the Imhoff cone with 1 liter of warm fresh water tap water is fine. Brine artemoa eggs which have been decapsulated are in a better condition for hatching than those which are not decapsulated Table 1.

To store the decapsulated brine shrimp make a saturated salt solution using a pop bottle. You now have decapsulated brine shrimp eggs.

Dimpled or Dehydrated Brine Shrimp. Refill the Imhoff cone with about ml of sodium hypochlorite bleach.

Filtering and neutralizing Decapsulated Brine Shrimp. Once the orange color is reached the reaction must be neutralized. Improvement in the decapsulation of Artemia cysts.

The fact that the eggs can be preserved for a long time makes it convenient to hatch them whenever necessary.

Store the decapsulated egg in the solution and put it in your fridge. Coloration change 2 minutes. Hydrated Cysts are ready for Sodium Hypoclorite Bleach.

This should keep for several days. After atremia transfer the eggs back into the plastic containers. Pour off the water produced and store the eggs in shade at normal room temperatures. Preservation of decapsulated artemia eggs in refined salt is more efficient than preservation in brine.


Leave them at that stage until the white colour gradually becomes orange. Monitoring the color is very important if decapsulating for live hatchings. Stir for 5—8 minutes until the decapsulation reaction is complete. Many hatcheries and brine shrimp harvesting companies use decapsulation to get a greater return from lower grade egg. Wash them with several changes of clean water to remove the smell and presence of dissolved chemicals.

Dry artemia eggs are deflated like bean seeds and change into a round shape when completely hydrated. Stir until mixed thoroughly. The use of Artemia cysts in Aquaculture.

To decapulation the process of decapsulation, the artemia cysts brine shrimp eggs need to be hydrated.

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This is done by dissolving as much salt in warm water as you can. Promising results were achieved with the same degree of success as with the former technique. The aeration is used only to agitate the egg and keep it in the water column. Remember we are just trying to hydrate the egg…not hatch-out the egg.

Carefully watch the coloration of the brine shrimp as this will tell you when to stop and neutralize artemiia reaction.

This electronic document has been scanned using optical character recognition OCR software. You will know when the solution becomes saturated as the salts will no longer dissolve. Comparisons of hatching efficiency between non-decapsulated eggs and those decapsulated either with sodium hypochlorite or calcium hypochlorite bleaching powder show the decapsulated artemia artsmia to have better hatchability.


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.

Be sure the aeration is minimal as to reduce foaming.

The size of the egg is approximately — microns. If any egg sticks to the sides above the water swish the water around to keep the egg in the water column. From a comparison of eggs preserved for 7 weeks in brine of about ppt and those preserved in refined salt, it has been found that the hatching percentage of the latter is higher than in the former Table 2. These can be used by modifying the technique at various stages. All that needs to be done is to hydrate the non-hatching decapsulated artemia for minutes and feed directly to fish or shrimp…this is a very quick and easy way to feed.


We fill it to only ml versus ml 1 liter so decapsulatuon is more room in the cone. A modified technique has been developed whereby decapsulation is conducted by using calcium oxide and calcium hypochlorite as stimulating agents. Decapsulated eggs preserved in refined salt for more than 7 weeks retained normal smell and colour.