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FW: mollusca Polydora Infestation

david karlen karlen at epcjanus.epchc.org
Thu Dec 14 16:46:40 EST 2000


This message was posted on the mollusca list serve this morning and since 
it deals with a polychaete infestation I thought I would pass it on to this 
group. Hopefully someone will be able to help this gentleman.   

Take-care and Happy Holidays.

David J. Karlen

-----Original Message-----
 From: mollusca-owner at ucmp1.berkeley.edu
 [mailto:mollusca-owner at ucmp1.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Mark Biagi
 Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 7:05 PM
 To: mollusca at ucmp1.berkeley.edu
 Subject: mollusca Polydora Infestation

Good morning to all:

I am wondering if anyone can advise me on what to do about a Polydora 
infestation on Abalone broodstock.  What can we do to treat this 
infestation, but most importantly, what can we do to prevent the infestation 
from occurring again.  

The background on this case is.  In BC we are working on the development 
of the aquaculture techniques for the Northern Abalone (Pinto) Haliotis 
kamtschatkana.  We are using mature adults taken from wild populations. It 
is from here that we believe the infection was initiated.  If anyone has any 
suggestions on how to deal with and prevent this problem I would be very 

Mark Biagi <cfprmb at aisl.bc.ca>

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