Comparative study of hermit crab responses to shell-related chemical cues

  title={Comparative study of hermit crab responses to shell-related chemical cues},
  author={Brian A. Hazlett},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
The responses of Australian hermit crabs to two types of shell-related odor cues were compared. Introduction of gastropod snail odor elicited an increase in grasping of shells in all four species tested (Clibanarius infraspinatus, C. taeniatus, C. virescens, andDiogenes avarus). However, the magnitude of response in the case ofC. virescens was significantly lower than the responses of individuals of the other species. Individuals ofC. infraspinatus responded to introduction of conspecific… CONTINUE READING

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