Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Journal of Shellfish Research
The effect of neutral red stain on the settlement of oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin) pediveligers was examined. Larvae were offered two types of substrate: oyster shell and acetate sheets. Settlement was measured as the proportion of pediveligers settled after 24 hours and analyzed with two-factor ANOV A. Staining did not significantly affect settlement, although settlement onto acetate was much lower than onto oyster shell.
vital stain, neutral red, larvae, settlement, competency, Crassostrea virginica
Baker, Patrick, Effect Of Neutral Red Stain On Settlement Ability Of Oyster Pediveligers, Crassostrea Virginica (1991). Journal of Shellfish Research, 10(2), 455-456.