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Table 2 Quality evaluation results for Artemia franciscana cyst from three major saltworks in the Colombian Caribbean (H%: hatching percentage, HE: hatching efficiency, HR: hatching rate, Ts: hatching synchrony).

From: Determination of biological and physicochemical parameters of Artemia franciscana strains in hypersaline environments for aquaculture in the Colombian Caribbean

Location Number of cysts/g* H% (nauplii from 100 full cysts) HE (nauplii/g of cyst) HR (hrs)
     T0 T10 T90 Ts
Manaure 267,970.3 ± 5,639a 51.4 ± 0.6a 155,555.6 ± 6.3a 12 13 23.0 10.0
Galerazamba 208,260.4 ± 7,485b 53.1 ± 8.3a 125,888.9 ± 10.9b 12 13 26.0 13.0
Salina Cero 230,680.3 ± 4,474c 46.7 ± 2.1b 98,666.7 ± 2.2c 12 13 23.0 10.0
SFB (ARC1258) 283,556.1 ± 3,967d 67.4 ± 14.9c 127,222.2 ± 22.8d 15 16 25.5 9.5
  1. * Mean values.
  2. Superscripts (a, b, c, d) per column denote significant differences among strains (P < 0.05).