The function of the rhinophore and the tentacles of Nautilus pompilius L. (Cephalopoda, Nautiloidea) in orientation to odor

  title={The function of the rhinophore and the tentacles of Nautilus pompilius L. (Cephalopoda, Nautiloidea) in orientation to odor},
  author={Jennifer Basil and Irina Bahctinova and Kristine K. Kuroiwa and Nan Hye Lee and Desiree Mims and M. Rettelbach T. Preis and Christian P. Soucier},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology},
  pages={209 - 221}
We have previously demonstrated that nautiluses can detect and follow odor plumes produced by a distant source from up to 10 m. The use of the rhinophores is necessary for this behavior. Here we examine which structures may be linked to different behavioral stages of the search (near-field and far-field) to determine their function in the orientation behavior of Nautilus. We injected 1cc of odor onto each of the four structures that nautiluses are known to manipulate as they track an odor plume… 

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