Culture of a Colonial Hydroid under Controlled Conditions

Science  19 Aug 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3425, pp. 473-474
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3425.473


A simple method has been developed for the cultivation of colonies of Cordylophora lacustris. The colonies, attached to microscope slides slanted in beakers, are grown in a culture solution containing five required ions. Artemia larvae are supplied as food. Increase in hydranth number is exponential with a doubling time of about 3 days.