Feeding Mechanisms of Chironomus Larvæ

@article{Walshe1947FeedingMO,
  title={Feeding Mechanisms of Chironomus Larv{\ae}},
  author={B. M. Walshe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1947},
  volume={160},
  pages={474-474}
}
THE large, haemoglobin-bearing larvae of the genus Chironomus, commonly known as bloodworms, are the most abundant and widespread members of the bottom mud communities in ponds and lakes, but owing to the obscurity of the medium in which they live little is known about their behaviour. The larvae live in U-shaped tubes through which an intermittent irrigation current is maintained1, and are stated to feed on the organic mud around them, eating part of the walls of their burrows or feeding off… Expand
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