INVE Aquaculture has developed two new additions to its set of Artemia technologies, as a culmination of long-standing efforts in revolutionizing the sourcing, characterization, enrichment and ease-of-use of Artemia cysts.
The first innovation is SMArt (Sensitivity Modified Artemia), a new technology that allows cysts to hatch in the dark. One of the main concerns in achieving a consistent Artemia output is the cysts’ sensitivity to external factors such as light, temperature and storage. SMArt is a new technology that allows the cysts to hatch in the dark, avoiding decreased hatching performance due to lower light exposure.
The second addition is D-FENSE, a new built-in protection for the best hatchery biosecurity. It is an additional process to the Artemia cysts, forming a specific coating that suppresses the growth of bacteria such as Vibrio sp during the hatching. This important bacterial reduction results in better larval survival and reduced contamination risks.
These new innovations will be added to the SEP-Art concept, a technology for easy separation, making no less than three state-of-the art enhancement technologies that will be available for INVE Aquaculture’s prime Artemia brands.
By simplifying the process of harvesting high quality Artemia nauplii, all of these innovations again represent major milestones in improving hatchery performance, rationalizing manpower and resources and increasing the sustainability and environmental impact of the industry, the company stated.