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brine shrimp

n.
Any of various small crustaceans of the genus Artemia that inhabit highly saline ponds and lakes and are often used as food for farmed fish and shellfish and for aquarium fish.

brine′ shrimp`


n.
any fairy shrimp of the genus Artemia.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.brine shrimp - common to saline lakesbrine shrimp - common to saline lakes    
branchiopod, branchiopod crustacean, branchiopodan - aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
Artemia, Chirocephalus, genus Artemia, genus Chirocephalus - fairy shrimp; brine shrimp
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Lethality test: Brine shrimps (Artemia salina) were used as a model to test feather extract toxicity.
Every year the flamingos flock to the salt lake to feed off of brine shrimps, with many of them staying all-year round if the conditions remain perfect.
10 brine shrimps were transferred to each vial by pasture pipette both in model treatedand in the control vials and raised the volumes up to 5 ml in each vial by using sea salt solution.
Among the 9 pooled fractions, EAE 1 showed the highest percentage mortality against the brine shrimps at 100 ppm concentration.
Brine shrimps (Artemia salina) were hatched using brine shrimp eggs in a conical shaped vessel (1L), filled with sterile artificial seawater under constant aeration for 48 h.
This data showed that a copper complex of the organic Schiff base (CO1) has the highest activity against brine shrimps (LD50 value = 2.95ppm) as compared to all others.
This not only makes it a natural wonder, but also a rich ecosystem where creatures such as brine shrimps - a key food source for over 250 migratory birds - thrive.
The analysis of MON showed that isolate J405C has the highest mean of dead brine shrimps which was 22.7 shrimps (75.6%) (Table 4).
The writing is taut and easy to read and it is pleasing to see that nomenclature is up-to-date: things like recognising that the Silver Gull now resides in the genus Chroicocephalus and the fact that the freshwater species of the Anostraca are known as Fairy Shrimps while their saline counterparts are Brine Shrimps. Perhaps one criticism: phrases such as 'Many species haven't bothered evolving ways of protecting their flying wings.' are unnecessarily facetious and add nothing to the imperative of enhancing scientific literacy amongst those who need it.
(2004) have assessed the pattern of variation of mitochondrial DNA of Chilean brine shrimps by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis.
The E[D.sub.50] value, the concentration of knipholone effective to kill 50% of brine shrimps in the test, was determined by probit analysis.