Influences of nutritional state and temperature on suspension-feeding rates and mechanics in the spionid polychaete Polydora cornuta

@article{Shimeta2004InfluencesON,
  title={Influences of nutritional state and temperature on suspension-feeding rates and mechanics in the spionid polychaete Polydora cornuta},
  author={J. Shimeta and P. Witucki and K. Hippe},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2004},
  volume={280},
  pages={173-180}
}
Benthic suspension feeders can respond to variations in food resources by behavioral and physiological means, but little is known about their ability to adjust the mechanics of particle capture. We examined influences of nutritional state (i.e. growth rate as influenced by food level) and temperature on suspension-feeding mechanics of the spionid polychaete Polydora cornuta (previously P. ligni). Worms were conditioned for 5 to 10 d in 4 treatments including 2 levels of suspended algae (50 or 0… Expand
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