STP715: Use of Grass Shrimp in Toxicity Tests

    Buikema, AL
    Associate professor of zoology, technician, and director, University Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

    Niederlehner, BR
    Associate professor of zoology, technician, and director, University Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

    Cairns, J
    Associate professor of zoology, technician, and director, University Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

    Pages: 19    Published: Jan 1980


    Abstract

    The literature pertaining to the use of grass shrimp in toxicity testing is reviewed. Information on the life history, species differences, collection, culture, handling, effects of toxicants, standard methods for toxicity testing, and potential problems in experimental design is presented. Suggestions for future research are made.

    Keywords:

    grass shrimp, toxicity tests, Palaemonetes pugio, Palaemonetes vulgaris, Palaemonetes intermedius, life cycle, invertebrates, bioassays, aquatic toxicology


    Paper ID: STP33414S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.24

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33414S


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