Quantitative nutritional characteristics of some water mite species

Paveljeva, Elena and P.-Zánkai, Nóra (1971) Quantitative nutritional characteristics of some water mite species. A Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Tihanyi Biológiai Kutatóintézetének évkönyve, 38. pp. 177-181. ISSN 0365-3005


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The food spectrum of nine water mite species was investigated by the ¹⁴C method, and it was found: 1. None of the nine species consumed plants or detritus, and only five species fed on cladocerans. 2. Among the species feeding on cladocerans a high degree of food selectivity was observed. Of the five crustacean species offered as food the Daphnia longis'pina and Bosmina longirostris were preferred most. No species consumed Sida crystallina at a high rate. 3. Feeding Piona coccinea on Ceriodaphnia quadrangula the optimum food concentration was 40-50 mg biomass/litre.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan
Depositing User: Edina Fejős
Date Deposited: 31 May 2024 17:30
Last Modified: 31 May 2024 17:30

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