ACTIVITY AND MICROHABITAT USE DURING INTERACTIONS AMONG FIVE SPECIES OF POND-BREEDING SALAMANDER LARVAE

@inproceedings{Brodman2002ACTIVITYAM,
  title={ACTIVITY AND MICROHABITAT USE DURING INTERACTIONS AMONG FIVE SPECIES OF POND-BREEDING SALAMANDER LARVAE},
  author={Robert Brodman and Jeanette M. Jaskula},
  year={2002}
}
We evaluated five species of the genus Ambystoma in laboratory aquaria to quantify the effect of other larvae on microhabitat use and activity. We studied microhabitat use by partitioning containers into microhabitats that either contained or lacked refuges and recorded movement to determine activity. All five species altered microhabitat preferences and activity levels when they shared tanks with larvae of most species. The smallest species (A. laterale and A. maculatum) spent the most time in… 

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