Effects of daphnid size and density on interference between Daphnia and Keratella cochlearis1

@article{Burns1986EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of daphnid size and density on interference between Daphnia and Keratella cochlearis1},
  author={C. Burns and J. J. Gilbert},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={1986},
  volume={31},
  pages={848-858}
}
The cladocerans Daphnia pulex, Daphnia ambigua, Daphnia rosea, Daphnia magna, and Daphnia galeata mendotae were tested in the laboratory for their competency to kill Keratella cochlearis (f. tecta) in the course of their normal filter-feeding behavior. At daphnid sizes > 1.2 mm of body length, all five species killed the rotifers at rates that increased with body length as y = 0.485x 0.588 where y is Keratella killed Daphnia-’ h-l and x is daphnid body length in mm. No speciesspecific… Expand
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