16Oct 2018


  • University of Dubrovnik, Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, KnezaDamjana Jude 12, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Croatia, Fisheries Directorate, Vukovarska 2, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • RuđerBo?ković Institute, Centre for Marine Research, Giordano Paliaga 5, 52210 Rovinj, Croatia
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The aim of the work was to investigate oxygen consumption, ammonia excretion, O:N ratio derived from oxygen consumption and ammonia excretion, and the clearance rate of the bearded horse mussel Modiolusbarbatus(Linnaeus, 1758) and the Noah\'s Ark shell ArcanoaeLinnaeus, 1758with regard to different food availability (100%, 50% and starving) during a fifteen day experiment. In this study, food quantity significantly affected ammonia excretion and O:N ratio for both species. Time spent under feeding regime resulted to increasing oxygen consumption and clearance rate values of the bearded horse mussel and the ammonia excretion values and O:N ratios of both species. Clearance rate and ammonia excretion followed a similar increasing trend over time. The consequence of increasing ammonia excretion over time was the concomitant reduction of the O:Nratio.Both species showed high values of clearance rate, an important information when choosing the farming site. Metabolic cost of respiration for starving animals was higher for M. barbatus than for A. noae, which suggests that A. noae would be a better choice for farming in oligotrophic environments.

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[Niksa Glavic, Matea Vlasic, Enis Hrustic, Jaksa Bolotin and Iris Dupcic Radic. (2018); THE EFFECT OF FOOD QUANTITY ON PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF THE BEARDED HORSE MUSSEL MODIOLUS BARBATUSAND THE NOAHS ARK SHELL ARCA NOAE. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 6 (Oct). 987-995] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Niksa Glavic
University of Dubrovnik, Institute for marine and coastal research, Dubrovnk, Croatia.


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/7897      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/7897