Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001002222014LIVE FEEDS AND CULTURE TECHNIQUESElective243
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aim is to give an overview on the biology and production techniques of the most important live feeds currently applied in aquaculture.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Aynur LÖK, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Serpil SERDAR
Learning Outcomes
1To definite and identify live feeds
2To have basic knowledge on live feeds used in aquaculture
3To understand basic principles of live feeds culture
4To apply their knowledge on feeding of aquatic species
5To have ability to decide which live feeds necessary for specific – species feeding in aquaculture
6To have ability to design and explain culture systems
7To remark alternative live feeds culture
8To use knowledge and technology to solve problems
9To follow national and international developments on live feeds culture
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Course includes live feeds importance and uses for feeding of aquaculture species, culture techniques of microalgae, rotifers and artemia from small scale to large scale cultures, media formulation, density measurements, inoculation techniques, culture systems, enrichment techniques and preservation technologies. In addition alternative live feed source and their culture systems will given.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of important live feeds species and explain terminologyIdentify of live feeds
2History, importance and uses of live feedsStudy undermicroscope of some important microalgae species
3General characteristics of microalgae, species cultured, life cyclesStudy under microscope of some important microalgae species
4Culture systems and proceduresPreparation of Culture equipments for microalgae inoculation
5Types of culture, growth dynamics, culture requirementsCounting cells using hemacytometer
6General characteristics of zooplankton species culturedIdentify and study undermicroscope of some important zooplankton species
7Culture systems and procedures for rotiferaIntroduction of culture facilities from small to large scale for rofifera
8Midterm exam
9Types of culture, culture requirements, enrichments, preservation of cystsObservation the rotifer mictic and amictic eggs
10Culture systems and procedures for ArtemiaPreparation of Artemia cysts for inoculation
11Culture requirements, enrichments, inoculation and preservation of cystsPreperation of enrichments to improve biochemical composition of Artemia
12Culture systems and procedures of water fleaIdentification of water flea
13Culture systems, water requirements, fertilization, harvestingEquipments of harvesting water flea
14Characteristics of alternative live feeds, important speciesIdentification of other zooplankton species used live feeds
15Obtainment alternative live feeds and adapt to aquaculture and use for feeding aquatic organismsStimulation of some organisms to get their larvae for using as live feeds
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Daintith, M., 1992. Live feeds for marine aquaculture: session 3 C (of the) Multi‐Skilling in Aquaculture: a hands –On Training Workshop. National Key Centre for Teaching & Research in Aquaculture, University of Tasmania at Launceston, 32 s. Daintith, M., 1993. Live feeds for marine aquaculture: a training guide. Workshop series. 66s. Daintith, M., 1996. Rotifers and Artemia form arine aquaculture: a training guide. National Key Centre for Teaching & Research in Aquaculture, University of Tasmania at Launceston, 62 s. Lee, Cheng‐Sheng, O'Bryen, P. J., Marcus, N. H., 2003. Copepods in Aquaculture. Blackwell Publishing, 225 s. O’Meley, C., Daintith, M., 1993. Algal cultures form arine hatcheries. National Key Centre for Teaching & Research in Aquaculture, University of Tasmania at Launceston, 70 s. Støttrup, J. G., McEvoy, L.A., 2007. Live Feeds in Marine Aquaculture. Blackwell Science.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14114
Project Preparation188
Project Presentation122
Self Study428
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Homework2816
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)96
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