The effect of mercury on the feeding behavior of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).

@article{Grippo2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of mercury on the feeding behavior of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).},
  author={Maria Torchia Lo Grippo and Alan G. Heath},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          187-98
        }
}
Fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) were exposed to mercury (1.69, 6.79, and 13. 57 microg/L HgCl(2), 10 days exposure), and afterward their foraging ability was tested in a vegetated habitat for 7 days. Among the foraging metrics used were foraging efficiency, capture speed, and the ability to learn and retain information regarding habitat characteristics. In addition to behavioral tests, muscle tissue acetylcholinesterase activity and brain levels of several neurotransmitters were… CONTINUE READING

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