Low dosage of magnesium sulphate as a long-term sedative during transport of firefly squid, Watasenia scintillans

Ian G. Gleadall

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Abstract

Long-term sedation tests (>3days, continuous) were conducted with millimolar quantities of magnesium sulphate to enhance the condition and survival of firefly squid, Watasenia scintillans, during commercial transportation. A concentration of 20mmoll-1 produced the best result. After more than 80h under constant sedation, the animals revived within minutes of being transferred to fresh seawater and were apparently unharmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-139
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Volume447
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Living animals
  • Sedation
  • Transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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