A serological investigation of the diet of Helobdella stagnalis (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae) in British lakes

@inproceedings{Young2009ASI,
  title={A serological investigation of the diet of Helobdella stagnalis (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae) in British lakes},
  author={Johnstone O. Young},
  year={2009}
}
  • Johnstone O. Young
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • The food of Helobdella stagnalis living in unproductive and productive British lakes has been determined using the precipitin test. Antisera were produced against each of ten potential prey groups. Correction factors were applied to basic data to compensate for differences in leech size and seasonal changes in field temperatures. In both types of lake, Oligochaeta followed by Chironomidae were most heavily utilized, whilst Trichoptera, Cladocera and Tricladida were least favoured. More Mollusca… CONTINUE READING

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