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1 Moist Air Incubation And Deep Matrix Incubation Box

2 Experiment at Lookingglass FH 2010 used MAI to Incubate 30 Females All females spawned on the same day 21 females’ eggs split into 2 egg trays 9 females’ eggs into 1 egg tray MAI unit temperature set at 44 F MAI unit is 58”W x 82”H x 31”D

3 Monitoring Temperature inside MAI verified by independent thermometer No formalin, no signs of fungus Eggs had strong eye at 480 TU’s Eggs picked, eyed up at 93% 122,256 total eggs, 113,700 good and 8,556 dead Average fecundity 4,075

4 Deep Matrix Incubation Box Come in 2-3 sizes or egg capacity Put 50K-60K eggs per box Plumbed in with flows at 5 gpm Eggs placed on top of screen plate, 3/16 x 3/4 Koch ring media up to 6-8 inches deep Eggs hatch on top of screen plate, then pass through plate down into Koch rings Swim up fry swim out into rearing unit Cost: $950/unit, 5 or more-$900/unit











15 Traditional otolith mark


17 MAI otolith mark


19 Near future Smaller MAI units with a capacity of K eggs Units will be more plug and play Tod Jones hopes to give a presentation or paper at the next NWFCC in Vancouver o Brian Ashton shop remodel finished, will catch up on backlog of orders Considering mfg. site in Sandpoint, Id.

20 Summary New Technology Benefit-no formalin Benefit-water conservation Benefit-environmentally friendly Benefit-otolith marking Benefit-no need for large water chillers Benefit-space saver Benefit-alarm system integration

21 Summary Need to have a place for eggs before they hatch Need to have replacement parts on hand: High pressure pump head (replacement head comes with new models) and chiller refrigerant (available at auto parts stores as R134A)

22 Contact Information Tod Jones Brian Ashton or Company names are Redd Zone Inc. and ARED Inc. Try if you’re feeling

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