Filter mesh size and food particle uptake by Daphnia

@article{Gophen2004FilterMS,
  title={Filter mesh size and food particle uptake by Daphnia},
  author={M. Gophen and W. Geller},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={64},
  pages={408-412}
}
  • M. Gophen, W. Geller
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Food size selection of four Daphnia, species (D. magna, D. hyalina, D. galeata, D. pulicaria) was investigated using spherical plastic beads as artificial food and with small bacteria. The size of the particles ranged from 0.1 to 35 μm with special emphasis to the particle diameters between 0.1 and 1 μm. In one set of experiments a mixture of differently sized particles was offered as food suspension and the selectivity of filtering was determined by comparing the size spectrum of the particles… CONTINUE READING
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