STP715

    Use of Grass Shrimp in Toxicity Tests

    Published: Jan 1980


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    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


    Author Information:

    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.


    Paper ID: STP33414S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.24

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33414S


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