Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Journal of Shellfish Research
The acceptability and digestibility of microcapsules with gelatin-acacia and nylon-protein walls to larvae of Crassostrea virginica were assessed. Larvae were observed to ingest and digest the microcapsules. Gelatin-acacia microcapsules were more digestible than the nylon-protein microcapsules. Results indicated that both types of microcapsules supported some growth of larvae. Larvae fed cod liver oil encapsulated by gelatin-acacia walls grew as rapidly as larvae fed algae. Results also indicated that microcapsule concentration affected growth rate.
Chu, Fu-lin; Webb, K. L.; Hepworth, D.; and Roberts, M., The acceptability and digestibility of microcapsules by larvae of Crassostrea virginica. (1982). Journal of Shellfish Research, 2(1), 29-34.