STP715: Flow-Through Toxicity Testing System for Molluscan Larvae as Applied to Halogen Toxicity in Estuarine Water

    Roberts, MH
    Associate marine scientist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science and School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Va.

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1980


    The routine static toxicity test method for molluscan larvae is outlined. A new flow-through test method for molluscan larvae is presented with data from studies of halogen toxicity. The test involves containment of larvae in a mesh-covered chamber suspended in a small aquarium. The water in the basket is replenished every 7 min by raising and lowering the water level in the tank by means of an automatic tidal siphon. Improvements in the test system are under development.


    acute toxicity, flow-through, mollusks, larvae, chlorine, bromine chloride, oyster, coot clam, invertebrates, bioassays, aquatic toxicology

    Paper ID: STP33412S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.24

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33412S

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