On the nutrition of Polyphemus pediculus (L.). [Translation from: Trudy Instituta Biologii Vnutrennykh Vodnany 12(15) 170-174, 1966.]

Butorina, L.G. and Sorokin, Yu I. (1966) On the nutrition of Polyphemus pediculus (L.). [Translation from: Trudy Instituta Biologii Vnutrennykh Vodnany 12(15) 170-174, 1966.]. Windermere, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, (FBA Translations (New Series), 4)

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Abstract

Many sides of the biology of Polyphemus pediculus are adequately studied at the present time. Most complicated is the question of its feeding. Dissection does not give an idea of the composition of the food, since Polyphemus strongly grinds its food with its mandibles. For clarification of the composition of the food of Polyphemus pediculus, the authors carried out in July and August 1962 a series of experiments with the application of radio-carbon methods in order to judge the degree of utilization of one or other foods by the quantity of C14, accumulated in the body of the crustacean after feeding. Particular attention in these experiments was given to the question of the possibility of the utilization by polyphemus of plant food - bacteria, algae and detritus.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: On the nutrition of Polyphemus pediculus (L.). [Translation from: Trudy Instituta Biologii Vnutrennykh Vodnany 12(15) 170-174, 1966.]
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Butorina, L.G.
Sorokin, Yu I.
Series Name: FBA Translations (New Series)
Number: 4
Date: 1966
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Windermere, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Additional Information: Translated from Russian into English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater crustaceans; Food composition; Feeding; Algae; Carbon 14; Bacteria; Detritus; Polyphemus pediculus
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4787
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2011 13:00
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:54
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4787

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