Aquaculture of Hawaiian Marine Invertebrates for the Marine Ornamental Trade, Year 01
July 1, 2001 - March 31, 2004
|Hawaii||$55,000||University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service and Oceanic Institute||C. Tamaru and S. Moss|
Feather Duster Worm
- Determine the appropriate feed and feeding regimen to result in captive spawning of collected broodstock.
- Document larval development stages and determine time to settling.
- Facilitate larval settlement and determine settlement preferences on different substrates.
- Determine growth time of settled worms to market size. Summarize results obtained into technical bulletins, newsletter articles and where appropriate manuscripts to be submitted to peer reviewed journals for publications.
- Determine the appropriate type of substrate and water motion for culturing each target species. Also, the determination of an interaction effect from the two variables.
- Document baseline growth rates for each of the target species.
- Determine other critical variables that may contribute to optimal growth. This determination will be based on observations and experiences during the course of the first year.
- Determine preliminary marketability and crude economic feasibility information for the target species.
- Develop, in theory, a larger scale prototype system that would incorporate the optimal conditions and growth information obtained during year 1 also including any marketing information.