Effect of isolation on components of aggressive and other behavior in the hermit crab, Pagurus samuelis

  title={Effect of isolation on components of aggressive and other behavior in the hermit crab, Pagurus samuelis},
  author={Dr. Eric Courchesne and George W. Barlow},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r vergleichende Physiologie},
1. Hermit crabs (Pagurus samuelis) were held in groups and also in isolation in aquaria simulating their natural surroundings. Group-held crabs were matched against one another in a small arena to provide base-line data. Then group-held hermit crabs were matched against crabs held in isolation for 3, 8, 12, or 30 days. Individual components of behavior were quantified in terms of total seconds involved in that behavior, mean duration of each component, its frequency of occurrence, and the… CONTINUE READING


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