Feeding and bacteriolytic responses of the deposit-feeder Abarenicola pacifica (Polychaeta: Arenicolidae) to changes in temperature and sediment food concentration

@article{Hymel2000FeedingAB,
  title={Feeding and bacteriolytic responses of the deposit-feeder Abarenicola pacifica (Polychaeta: Arenicolidae) to changes in temperature and sediment food concentration},
  author={Sabrina N. Hymel and Craig J. Plante},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={136},
  pages={1019-1027}
}
Abstract Deposit-feeders can respond to seasonal fluctuations in food concentration both functionally (e.g. by adjusting feeding rates) and physiologically (e.g. by changing the concentration of bacteriolytic agents in gut fluids). Laboratory feeding experiments were carried out (11 to 21 July 1997) with the arenicolid polychaete worm Abarenicola pacifica (Healy and Wells). Objectives were to test for separate and interactive effects of sediment food concentration and temperature (6, 11, and 16… CONTINUE READING