Artemia Nutritional Breakdown

by Richard Webber

Average Artemia cysts:

  • Size of hydrated cysts = 250 microns (average)
  • Size of Instar I nauplii = 470 microns (average)

Nutrition:

  • Protein 50.0% minimum
  • Fat 19.0% minimum

Fatty acids:

  • 18:2n-6 0.3 mg/g (dry weight)
  • 18:3n-3 19.0
  • 20:5n-3 3.5
  • 22:6n-3 0.1
  • ån-3 FA 5.0 (HUFA – Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids)

Most recent revision: 2002

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