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Stomach fullness modulates prey size choice in the frillfin goby, Bathygobius soporator
(Elsevier Gmbh, Urban & Fischer Verlag, 2012-10-01)
Behaviours related to foraging and feeding in predator-prey systems are fundamental to our understanding of food webs. From the perspective of a predator, the selection of prey size depends upon a number of factors including ...
Consuming Costly Prey: Optimal Foraging and the Role of Compensatory Growth
Some prey are exceptionally difficult to digest, and yet even non-specialized animals may consume them—why? Durophagy, the consumption of hard-shelled prey, is thought to require special adaptations for crushing or digesting ...
Prey digestion in the midgut of the predatory bug Podisus nigrispinus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
(PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTDOXFORD, 2012)
Pre-oral digestion is described as the liquefaction of the solid tissues of the prey by secretions of the predator. It is uncertain if pre-oral digestion means pre-oral dispersion of food or true digestion in the sense of ...
Natural Prey and Digestion Times of Toxorhynchites rutilus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southern Florida
(Oxford University Press, 2000-11)
Natural prey of Toxorhynchites rutilus (Coquillett) were identified from gut contents of 941 larvae collected from treeholes and tires located in an oak-palm woodland in south Florida. Twenty taxa of aquatic prey were ...
Influence of prey size on predation success by Zelus longipes L. (Het, Reduviidae)
(Blackwell Verlag GmbhBerlinAlemanha, 2002)
Bacterial community associated with traps of the carnivorous plants Utricularia hydrocarpa and Genlisea filiformis
(Elsevier B.V., 2014-05-01)
The species of bacteria associated with the traps of the carnivorous plants Utricularia hydrocarpa Vahl and Genlisea filiformis A. St.-Hil. were identified by analysing 16S rRNA gene libraries. We observed larger bacterial ...
Meal size effects on the postprandial metabolic response of Bothrops alternatus (Serpentes: Viperidae)
We examined the effects of meal size on the postprandial metabolic response of the lancehead Bothrops alternatus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1894), fed mice equaling to 5, 10, 20, and 40% of the snake's body mass. The ...
Enhancing fish diet analysis: equations to reconstruct Themisto gaudichaudii and Euphausia lucens length from partially digested remains
(Taylor & Francis As, 2013-03)
Themisto gaudichaudii and Euphausia lucens are important prey of several fish and squid species of commercial value in the southwest Atlantic Ocean. Although allometric relationships linking size and weight can be used to ...