The University of Arizona Aquaculture
Pathology Laboratory Report
Just imagine a sea voyage without any navigation. Our whole manufacture would be impossible without the laboratory, which is a so called compass for what we are doing.
Artemia cysts are a fine-dispersed product and its quality cannot be checked just by its appearance. During the processing, controlled tests of a single batch are done at least 7 times, and the results of each test are known not earlier than in 24 hours of incubation.
As a result of our scrupulous investigations our laboratory assistants have found certain regularities between the natural factors, exact Artemia generations and purity level and the hatching level of the ready-made product, which has already undergone all processing stages.
Our specialists are interested in everything concerning Artemia and its vital cycle. How many Artemia generations are there in a season? How does the intensity of Artemia growth depend on abiotic factors, composition and concentration of phytoplankton in Great Yarovoye Lake? What does the amount of cysts in the egg sac depend on? How can it be changed? What biochemical processes are there inside an egg during the diapause? Why do you think we need to know it if we just collect cysts, process them and send them all over the world?
If you ask Galina, our research director, she can tell you that if we are going to use natural resources in an ecological way, then we have to know all the details about hypersaline lakes and their hydrobionts. It helps to maintain Artemia population without disturbing the natural balance of the lake’s ecosystem.
All the information about the previous investigations is kept in the laboratory’s database. It is the fundamental principle of our company. Our clients’ visits have already become a good tradition. We are glad to share with them all the information concerning our experiments and investigations, to discuss topical questions about the aquaculture and show them our manufacturing processes.
Your company is sure to have people who hold everything together. Galina is such a person for us. She has been deputy general research director and chief of the laboratory in Arsal from the very beginning. Thanks to her you can get such stable product of high quality.
She has woman’s charm and demanding character of a leader. We always wonder where she gets so much energy. She carries out labour-intensive research, directs the laboratory, checks the manufacturing process and tells our guests everything about our favorite Artemia. And she speaks so enthusiastically that our sales manager does not even have time to translate her speech.
Galina visited Belgium, the USA, Vietnam, China, Thailand in order to exchange knowledge with the famous scientists in aquaculture and biochemistry. She wrote patent works and research works about Great Yarovoye Lake and biological regularities of crustaceans’ life. Galina is a chemist by education and she often says that inside the cysts during their diapause a great chemical plant keeps working. If you come and visit us, we will surely introduce you to this amazing woman.
She is the principal engineer in our laboratory. Elena has been working in Arsal since 1999. And we know her as an even-tempered, responsible employee, who is very dependable when it comes to her work.
She is responsible for the daily tests of the product, and together with the head of the laboratory she carries out scientific research. She keeps track of events and checks quality control of the cysts starting from their collecting till the moment when they are packed. And we are absolutely sure that the terminal product will have the required hatching level, purity and humidity.
Alla has been working in Arsal since 2015. The specific and complicated character of the laboratory work means that new employees have to be trained in the company first before they start working. We shared our experience with Alla and now she is helping us with the preparation of the equipment, realization of the experiments and calculation of the target values.
We suppose that there is no work which is more or less important in the laboratory. Proper equipment cleaning is as important as making conclusions after the experiments, but these tasks need different qualifications. And more qualified employees can perform quite easy tasks if it is needed.
Over time we can see that Alla’s qualification has improved and we charged her with more important tasks, enlarging her professional sphere. Any company depends on its employees, and we understand it perfectly well, so we do our best to maintain comfortable and productive working conditions.
Reported works of Tsareva G.
1. Vegetation Season 2007
Patents with the participation of Tsareva G.
Device for collecting cysts of the Artemia crustacean
The invention relates to fishing and can be used to harvest cysts of the Artemia crustacean from the lake water area
Processing method of the Artemia crustacean cysts
The invention relates to the field of preparation of live feed and can be used in the processing and preservation of cysts of the Artemia crustacean
Harvesting method of the Artemia crustacean cysts
The invention relates to the field of preparation of live food and can be used in the processing of cysts of the Artemia crustacean