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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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Kanwar, "Brine shrimp (Artemia salina) a marine animal for simple and rapid biological assays," Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine, vol.
The brine shrimp Artemia Leach, 1819 (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) comprises a number of bisexual species and parthenogenetic strains that are morphologically similar.
But there is much to learn and think about in this collection, which bursts with stories of strange human endeavors such as growing monstrously large pumpkins or creating hybrid brine shrimp to sell as "sea monkeys."
Paralarval squid were fed brine shrimp and commercial rations, which they ingested.
Or would you rather be built up from layers of brine shrimp poop?" She is not firing merely for effect.
Cytotoxic potential of whole plant or plant part extracts were measured by the brine shrimp (Artemia salina) nauplii lethality assays.
Brine shrimp eggs were placed in seawater (3.8% w/v sea salt in distilled water) and incubated with sunlight.
At The Lost Chambers Aquarium marine animal nursery, where they are currently being raised, they are fed Mysis shrimp, Brine shrimp and Cyclops.
ciliata treated brine shrimp larvae at 24 h, [LC.sub.50] values of 93.77 ppm (41.36-204.06 ppm) and 92.66 ppm (52.24-165.17 ppm) respectively were recorded.
"They'll eat oil-laced brine shrimp.") Chemicals introduced through the skin and digestive system may activate different genes and have very different effects, she said.
A description of bioencapsulation of metronidazole in adult brine shrimp (Artemia) for 2.5 g/L, 5 g/L, and 10 g/L treatment baths is presented.