New Approach in Replacing Live Food – Meeting Largemouth Bass Larvae Growth Requirements using Asian Carp Muscle as an Initial Protein Source

Major Goals and Objectives

The objectives of this project are:

  • To develop optimal in vitro methodology for Asian carp muscle hydrolysis using largemouth bass (LMB) endogenous digestive enzymes obtained from adult LMB.
  • To evaluate the effect of Asian carp muscle protein hydrolysates obtained using methodology in Objective 1 as a first feed for larval LMB.

Accomplishments / Benefits

Story: New feeding approach promises more robust and healthy farm-raised larval largemouth bass

Publication: Fish muscle hydrolysate obtained using largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides digestive enzymes improves largemouth bass performance in its larval stages 

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Karolina Kwasek
Initiation Date:
Completion Date:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Karolina Kwasek
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