Temporal variation in the specific dynamic action of juvenile New Zealand rock lobsters, Jasus edwardsii.

@article{Radford2004TemporalVI,
  title={Temporal variation in the specific dynamic action of juvenile New Zealand rock lobsters, Jasus edwardsii.},
  author={Craig A Radford and Islay D. Marsden and William J Davison},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
To enhance the on-growing of Jasus edwardsii in culture, it is important to understand the feeding physiology of juveniles. In crustaceans, there is a loss of energy and an increase in oxygen consumption (specific dynamic action or SDA) associated with feeding. The present research measured the SDA of juvenile J. edwardsii fed either in the morning or at night held at 15 degrees C. Closed box respirometry was used to measure oxygen consumption (MO(2)) and ammonia excretion in juvenile lobsters… CONTINUE READING