Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 4(2): 4-9, doi: 10.3750/AIP1974.04.2.01
Survival of "dry" salmonid sperm at temperatures above 0° centigrade
expand article infoL. Tomasik
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Survival of sperm from Salmo trutta L., Salmo gairdneri Rich., Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitch.) was investigated at constant temperatures (1.0°; 5.0°; 10.0°; 15.0°C). The longest period of survival has been found to take place at the temperature range from 1.0°- 5.0°. Further it has been stated that the duration of sperm storage at various temperatures has only a slight influence on the activity time of spermatozoa. Differences have also been revealed with regard to various fish species, fish individuals, as well as individual spermatozoa.