Habitat selection by chironomid larvae: fast growth requires fast food.

@article{Haas2006HabitatSB,
  title={Habitat selection by chironomid larvae: fast growth requires fast food.},
  author={Elske M de Haas and Coen Wagner and Albert A Koelmans and Michiel Kraak and Wim Admiraal},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={148-55}
}
1. Sediments have been considered as a habitat, a cover from predators and a source of food, but also as a source of potential toxic compounds. Therefore, the choice of a suitable substrate is essential for the development of chironomids. 2. For the midge Chironomus riparius (Meigen 1804) the growth rate of larvae has often been related to the food quality in sediments rather than to the amount of toxicants in the sediment. Both food quality and sediment-bound toxicants have been reported to… CONTINUE READING