Mate-searching behaviors in the freshwater calanoid copepod Leptodiaptomus ashlandi

@inproceedings{Nihongi2004MatesearchingBI,
  title={Mate-searching behaviors in the freshwater calanoid copepod Leptodiaptomus ashlandi},
  author={Ai Nihongi and Sarah B. Lovern and J Rudi Strickler},
  year={2004}
}
We examined the mate-searching behaviors of the freshwater calanoid copepod, Leptodiaptomus ashlandi, collected from Lake Michigan. The copepods were observed using a 3D optical system to obtain simultaneous front and side views. Males showed significant increases in their swimming speed while pursuing females in 7 out of 14 pre-mating interactions. Females did not show any alterations in their swimming speeds. Males did not swim to females directly nor did they follow the female swimming paths… CONTINUE READING

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