Yaamini’s Notebook: Manchester Conditioning Plan

From Saturday 6/10 to Wednesday 7/5

Based on calculations I made yesterday, here are the specifics of my conditioning regime.

Table 1. Conditioning schedule from 6/10/17 through 7/5/17.

Day Date Feeding Dosing Rate Inflow Rate Temperature Additional Tasks
1 6/10/17 No Change No Change 0.8 L/min No Change None
2 6/11/17 487.5 mL Reed’s Paste 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 14 ºC Vacuum, check mortality
3 6/12/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 15 ºC Vacuum, check mortality
4 6/13/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 16 ºC Drain and clean, check mortality
5 6/14/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 17 ºC Vacuum, check mortality
6 6/15/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 18 ºC Vacuum, check mortality
7 6/16/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 19 ºC Vacuum, check mortality
8 6/17/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 20 ºC Vacuum, check mortality
9 6/18/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 21 ºC Vacuum, check mortality
10 6/19/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 22 ºC Vacuum, check mortality
11 6/20/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 23 ºC Drain and clean, check mortality, open 1 oyster
12-26 6/21/17-7/5/17 487.5 mL 55%-60% 1.2 L/min 23 ºC Vacuum, check mortality

Overall notes:

  • Feeding 487.5 mL Reed’s paste per day in a 200 L tank
  • Dosing rate is 55%-60% when feeding 487.5 mL Reed’s paste
  • Temperatures indicated are desired, will need to adjust heater and check AVTECH accordingly
  • I will be gone 6/10/17 through the morning of 6/19/17, and will be back at Manchester on 6/20/17, so Laura will take care of my oysters for me during this time.
  • If oysters start dying
    • Hold temperature for at least one day
    • Feed 100 mL more Reed’s
    • Resume temperature conditioning after 1-2 days (handler’s discretion)
  • After 7/5/17, oysters should no longer be drained and cleaned
  • Shoutout to Molly for helping me understand all of this!

My written out thoughts on paper if something isn’t clear above:

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