Marine worms feed
Geoffrey.Read at actrix.gen.nz
Tue Dec 12 04:02:13 EST 1995
Andrew Lord writes:-
> Specifically, I am looking to find if anybody has:
> 1) cultured marine worms, and if so can they direct me to practical help
> with this (people / publications)?
Do you have any particular species in mind?
Lots of publications over the years but just recently:
Chareonpanich,Charumas; Tsutsumi,Hiroaki; Montani,Shigeru (1994):
Efficiency of the Decomposition of Organic Matter, Loaded on the
Sediment, as a Result of the Biological Activity of Capitella sp. I.
Mar. Pollut. Bull. 28(5), 314-318. [Capitella culture below fish farms]
Olive,Peter JW (1994): Polychaeta as a world resource: a review of
patterns of exploitation as sea angling baits, and the potential for
aquaculture based production. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire
Naturelle 162(Actes de la 4eme Conference internationale des
Polychaetes, Eds: Dauvin,Jean-Claude; Laubier,Lucien; Reish,Donald J),
Gambi,M Christina; Castelli,Alberto; Giangrande,Adriana; Lanera,P;
Prevedelli,Daniela; Vandini,R Zunarelli (1994): Polychaetes of
commercial and applied interest in Italy: an overview. [ibid.] 593-603.
> 4) information on any newsgroup that addresses questions on the commercial
> culture of marine worms?
Aquaculture listservs maybe? Try any internet search engine. Also Una
Smith's 'A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources' (available at
sunsite.unc.edu, but not I think updated since last December) mentions
aqua-l at vm.UOGUELPH.ca, and there are several fisheries lists.
> I have recently joined Annelida and received information with my
> subscription that the main raison d'etre for the group is discussion of
> "research on the culture of annelids, but operation of commercial and home
> worm-farms will not be a discussion topic".
The limits are flexible but consider mainly the opening sentence of the
charter: "For discussion of the scientific study of Phylum Annelida ...". We
aim to discuss annelid RESEARCH, into which applied aquaculture & agriculture
with worms might fit, but home gardening, business, and husbandry things that
happen to be associated with worms do not -- in my humble opinion.
The man who dreamt up the charter, aka ...
Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz>
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