Rapid identification of reproductive state and the receptive period of females in pond populations of Macrobrachium rosenbergii - A new technique Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract A technique for rapid identification of the reproductive state and the receptive period of Macrobrachium rosenbergii females was developed. Such a technique allows selection of those females which would go through a pre-mating molt within a period of 7 days. This technique is based on external examination of gonadal development of the female and on typical reproductive behavior, as displayed by the dominant males, which is directed towards receptive females only. Identification of the reproductive state and the receptive period of a female is useful for improving broodstock management, directed breeding, artificial insemination and for various other experimental purposes.

publication date

  • January 1, 1985