Control Eyestalked  
No. of Molts 24 32 *
Molt cycle (days) 31.3 ± 3.4 29.4 ± 5.5  
Ingesta      (g food x g prawn) 0.046 ± 0.016 0.056 ± 0.02 *
Growth rat  (g x month) 2 ± 0.35 4 ± 0.6 *
Respiration rate (µmol mg-1 h-1) 2.3 ± 1.1 3.8 ± 0.9 *
Glucosa (mg.dl-1) 38.1 ± 17 32 ± 20  
Lactato (mg.dl-1) 34.9 ± 17 22.9 ± 18 *
Protein (mg.dl-1) 364 ± 145 393 ± 213  
Trigliceridos (mg.dl-1) 64.6 ± 17.2 78.9 ± 19.3 *
Table 1: Variables associated to the eyestalk ablation. Number of molts was registered during four month. Average and standard deviation are presented. * indicate significant differences.
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