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Toxicity of elevated partial pressures of carbon dioxide to invasive New Zealand mudsnails

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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DOI: 10.1002/etc.1877

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Abstract

The authors tested the efficacy of elevated partial pressures of CO2 to kill invasive New Zealand mudsnails. The New Zealand mudsnails were exposed to 100 kPa at three water temperatures, and the survival was modeled versus dose as cumulative °C-h. We estimated an LD50 of 59.4°C-h for adult and juvenile New Zealand mudsnails. The results suggest that CO2 may be an effective and inexpensive lethal tool to treat substrates, tanks, or materials infested with New Zealand mudsnails.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Toxicity of elevated partial pressures of carbon dioxide to invasive New Zealand mudsnails
Series title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
DOI:
10.1002/etc.1877
Volume
31
Issue:
8
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
SETAC
Publisher location:
Brussels, Belgium
Contributing office(s):
Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
First page:
1838
Last page:
1842