Project Details

Culturing the Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) for the Marine Aquarium Industry, Years 1 and 2

July 1, 2005 - July 31, 2009

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $73,740 Oceanic Institute S. Moss
  1. Collect and disseminate information about the culture of H. picta.
  2. Evaluate alternative diets for H. picta.
  3. Improve culture techniques for H. picta.
  4. Explore potential genetic and environmental effects on post-settlement dietary preference for H. picta.
  5. Characterize biochemical and mineral composition of prey items.
  6. Produce and evaluate a formulated, artificial diet for adult H. picta.

Progress Report