Accession Number : AD0750122

Title :   Antislime Coatings. Part II - Preconditioning Value of Slime for Barnacle Attachment,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Liberatore,G. L. ; Dyckman,E. J. ; Montemarano,J. A. ; Cohn,M. L.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Investigations of the relationship between barnacle attachment and the presence of a primary slime film on submerged surfaces has been completed. Using laboratory-reared barnacle cyprids in a statistical settlement survey, it has been determined that the number of barnacle cyprids settling on a slimed surface consistently exceeds by a factor of ten the number that settle on a cleaned control surface. Data describing the slime factor as a naturally occurring surface-preconditioning agent affecting the settlement of other sessile organisms are evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTIFOULING COATINGS, EFFECTIVENESS), BARNACLES, SURFACES, FILMS, BACTERIA, YEASTS, POLYSACCHARIDES, ACIDS, SEA WATER, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE