The common carp, Cyprinus carpio, like many fish species, relies on pheromones (chemical signals that pass between members of the same species) to mediate reproductive success.
At least five sex pheromones have been characterized in this species, one of which is released by ovulated females and attracts spermiated, receptive males. This pheromone is comprised of prostaglandin F2α, its metabolites and other
unknown polar body metabolites.
This manual describes an implant technology which can elicit release of this entire pheromone at extraordinarily high concentrations for a couple of weeks so that it can be used as bait to attract and trap sexually mature and receptive
|Documents:||Making and using female sex pheromone implants which attract mature male common carp (2 Mb PDF)|
|Author:||H. Lim and P. Sorensen|
|Publisher:||Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre|
|Department:||Freshwater Products and Strategies|
|Links:||PestSmart Toolkit for carp: www.feral.org.au/pestsmart/carp/|