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Anchor Cure

Anchor Cure
Effective agent – Dimilin, treatment against crustacean parasites

Anchor Cure effective against Lernaea (anchor worm).

This is an effective treatment against copepod crustacean parasites such as Lernaea (Anchor Worm), Ergasilus (gill maggots), and is less toxic towards fish than organophosphates.

How does it work on crustacean parasites?
Insects have an exoskeleton – which basically means they have their skeleton on the outside, rather than the inside as we do. There are differences in the structure of their skeleton and unlike ours, it doesn’t grow with them.

To overcome this problem, insects go through growth cycles, during which they shed their old, smaller exoskeleton and make their bodies swell by taking air into the respiratory system. As their body expands it stretches the new, elastic cuticle before it sets hard. They may repeat this process several times before reaching adulthood.

The main component of the insect exoskeleton is a substance called chitin. Anchor Cure works by interfering with the development of the new chitin exoskeleton, so the insect larvae continues to feed and develop normally until they shed their old exoskeleton. They die because the new exoskeleton is not properly formed.

Packaging : (50g per pkt)
Dosage rates:
The recommended dosage rate is 1.5g per ton of water.
A second treatment 10 -14 days later should remove all stages of the parasite.