publication . Article . 2013

Evaluating high pH for control of dreissenid mussels

Renata Claudi; Thomas Prescott; Katherine Prescott; Sergey Mastitsky; Dave Evans; Anna Carolina Taraborelli;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2013 Journal: Management of Biological Invasions (issn: 1989-8649, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC)
Abstract
Two field experiments were carried out using a custom built flow-through laboratory to test the effect of elevated pH on dreissenid mussels as a potential control method. Both experiments tested the ability of dreissenid pediveligers to settle under conditions of elevated pH and the long-term survival of adult dreissenids under the same conditions. The two experimental sites had different water quality and different species of dreissenids present. The settlement of quagga mussel pediveligers at the lower Colorado River was inhibited with increasing pH. At the maximum achieved pH of 9.1, there was approximately 90% reduction compared to the maximum settlement obs...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: animal structures
free text keywords: control, elevated pH, field experiment, mortality, proof of principle, quagga mussel, zebra mussel, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Water quality, biology.organism_classification, biology, Aquatic animal, Introduced species, Animal science, Ecology, PH elevation, Invasive species
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publication . Article . 2013

Evaluating high pH for control of dreissenid mussels

Renata Claudi; Thomas Prescott; Katherine Prescott; Sergey Mastitsky; Dave Evans; Anna Carolina Taraborelli;