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Effects of carbon dioxide on juveniles of the freshwater mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea (Unionidae).


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Diane Waller. 20160512. Effects of carbon dioxide on juveniles of the freshwater mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea (Unionidae). USGS data release.


Carbon dioxide has shown promise as a tool to control movements of invasive Asian carps. We evaluated lethal and sublethal responses of juvenile fat mucket (Lampsilis siliquoidea) mussels to carbon dioxide concentrations (43–269 mg/L, mean concentration) that are effective for deterring carp movement. The 28-d LC50 value (lethal concentration to 50% of the mussels) was 87.0 mg/L (95% confidence interval, CI 78.4–95.9) and at 16-d post-exposure was 76.0 mg/L (95% CI 62.9–90.3). A proportional hazards regression model predicted that juveniles could not survive CO2 concentrations >160 mg/L for more than 2 weeks or >100 mg/L CO2 for more than 30 days. Mean daily shell growth was significantly lower for mussels that survived carbon dioxide [...]


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Algal_count.csv 1.08 KB
Algal_dry_weight.csv 962 Bytes
amonia.csv 1.71 KB
Behavior data.csv 11.46 KB
Co2_input.csv 6.76 KB
CO2_output.csv 10.29 KB
lc50_data.csv 536 Bytes
Measurements.csv 7.95 KB
Mussel Mortality.csv 18.31 KB
Shell assessment.csv 1.44 KB
titrate.csv 4.98 KB
water_chemistry.csv 902 Bytes
water_quality.csv 21.97 KB


The data summarize the effects of carbon dioxide infusion for 28-d on the survival, shell growth and integrity and behavior of juvenile freshwater mussels. The project will be used to determine the risk to native mussels of using carbon dioxide as a tool to control Asian carp movements.


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