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Tuesday, January 29 • 1:40pm - 2:00pm
(SYMPOSIA-10) River Rearing of in Vitro Mussels

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AUTHORS: Jacqualyn Halmbacher, The Ohio State University ABSTRACT: Transformation of larval mussels and grow out of juveniles to a releasable size requires knowledge of the correct host,  inoculations with the larvae, growing algae as a food source, supplementing water with proper nutrients and the lengthy process of rearing freshwater mussel juveniles in a laboratory setting. In vitro transformation with grow out in a natural setting streamlines this process. In this study, several batches of juveniles from various species of mussels were placed in concrete river grow out "silos" immediately after being taken out of the in vitro incubator. Two river sites in Ohio were used:  Big Darby Creek and the Kokosing River. Growth measurements were taken every two weeks. Transforming mussels using in vitro techniques followed by river rearing surpassed any laboratory growth rates known to date. 

Tuesday January 29, 2019 1:40pm - 2:00pm
CENTER STREET ROOM B