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Synopsis It has been clearly demonstrated that daphnids are capable of controlling the development of algal density by grazing. The grazing effectiveness of the daphnid community depends on various factors. The algal species plays an important role and fast growing or less edible (such as filamentous cyanobacteria) algae are more difficult to control. However, in most cases even these algal species can be controlled by grazing, as long as the daphnid density is high enough. It thus appears that daphnid density, in relation to the algal growth rate (depending on algal composition, algal density and nutrient availability) and the algal palatability, is the critical factor in the effectiveness of the grazing response of daphnids to algal growth.
The third green algae tested, Fig. 13. Relative growth rates of different algal species as determined in plankton ecoassays without daphnids, as well as daphnid grazing effectiveness (GE and GE%) on those algae in simultaneous plankton eco-assays with 10 daphnids per litre. Initial algal density was ca. 5 µg/l chlorophyll-a. p. s. s. n=7) and Oscillatoria sp. sp. 20 d ). The low palatability of Raphidocelis was probably the result of its curved shape, making it a relatively difficult species to handle.
2 Daphnid Grazing Effectiveness – Concept and Measurement 47 Plankton Enclosure Study The 80-litre plankton eco-assay is an appropriate tool for testing the effect of daphnid grazing on algal communities at the simple community level over a period of ca. one week. When the effects of (reduced) grazing over the longer term must be determined, a larger scale test system and a longer experimental period is required. For this purpose, 1000–3000 litre outdoor plankton enclosures are employed (Fig. 19).
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