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Avaliação comportamental de baixas concentrações de óleo de cravo para o transporte do camarão-da-Amazônia

Grant number: 21/05768-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2021
Effective date (End): August 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Aquaculture
Principal researcher:Rodrigo Egydio Barreto
Grantee:Leandro Cesar Silva de Toledo
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


The transportation of animals and/or introduction into a new environment are known to be stressors linked to aquaculture and that induce harmful consequences and mortality. Essential oils with anesthetic effects have been used for various purposes and may even be a solution to minimize such unwanted consequences. Low non-anesthetic doses induce calming effects (hyporeactivity), which we hypothesize to minimize the effects of such stressors. In this study, we will use as experimental model the Amazon River prawn (Macrobrachium amazonicum), a highly relevant crustacean for Brazilian and world aquaculture. Using that animal model, we will assess whether calming doses of clove oil mitigate harmful consequences (maladaptive behavioral changes and mortality) of these procedures related to aquaculture, which are known to be stressful. (AU)

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