Behavioral Characteristics of the Tadpoles of Rana heckscheri

  title={Behavioral Characteristics of the Tadpoles of Rana heckscheri},
  author={Ronald Altig and Michael T. Christensen},
Several behavioral characteristics that seemingly function during schooling of the tadpoles of Rana hecksheri were examined. Even with excess food available, the addition of new food or food-scented water adjacent to a quiescent tadpole stimulated feeding. Feeding activity of one individual stimulated others to feed even if the odor of the food was not available to subsequent individuals. The tadpoles were photonegative, which contrast with behavior in nature, positively rheotactic, and showed… CONTINUE READING