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The use of merthiolate on green eggs of the Chinook salmon

January 1, 1961

MERTHIOLATE has been used as a disinfecting agent for green and eyed eggs of various species (Gee and Sarles 1942, Snieszko and Friddle 1948). The present report is a description of the effects of the chemical on green eggs of the chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).

The need for this study was indicated when a program of transporting green chinook eggs from various sources to the Coleman National Fish Hatchery at Anderson, California, was required as part of a disease study. There was no available information to indicate whether the salmon eggs would withstand the disinfecting routine shown by Snieszko and Friddle (1948) to be tolerated by trout eggs, or whether the fry and fingerlings from salmon eggs so treated would suffer high mortalities or be abnormal in appearance or activity.


Publication Year 1961
Title The use of merthiolate on green eggs of the Chinook salmon
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1961)23[138:TUOMOG]2.0.CO;2
Authors R.R. Rucker
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Progressive Fish-Culturist
Index ID 70160910
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Fisheries Research Center