Development of High Density Rotifer Mass Culture Using Micro Algae Pastes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 99-33610-7429
Agency Tracking Number: 1999-00456
Amount: $240,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2000
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
600 Old Bluff Road, Hopkins, SC, 29061
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jesse Chappell
 (803) 776-4923
Business Contact
 Jesse Chappell
Title: President
Phone: (803) 776-4923
Research Institution
A major constraint in finfish larviculture has been the availability of large numbers of quality live food organisms at economically attractive prices. This project proposes means and methods to develop biotechniques necessary for high density rotifer biomass cultures using microalgae pastes. Recent research in husbandry, manipulation, maturation and spawning of a wide variety of finfish can now provide fry on a year round basis. For this technology to realize its value, highly nutritious, large numbers of rotifer and other live foods are critical necessary components. The proposed research is directed toward demonstrating commercial scale technical and economic viability of high density rotifer mass cultures using microalgae pastes as feed.

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