Development of rearing and testing protocols for a new freshwater sediment test species: the gastropod Valvata piscinalis.

@article{Ducrot2006DevelopmentOR,
  title={Development of rearing and testing protocols for a new freshwater sediment test species: the gastropod Valvata piscinalis.},
  author={Virginie Ducrot and Claudine Cognat and Rapha{\"e}l Mons and Jacques Mouthon and Jeanne Garric},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={1272-81}
}
This paper aimed at proposing rearing and testing protocols for Valvata piscinalis, a new potential species for sediment toxicity testing. Such tests were developed since this species reliably represents the bio/ecological characteristics of other gastropods. It may thus be representative of their sensitivity to chemicals. V. piscinalis was successfully cultured in our laboratory for six generations. Cultures provided a high productivity for a low working time and low costs. The tests… CONTINUE READING