Thermally contingent plasticity: temperature alters expression of predator-induced colour and morphology in a Neotropical treefrog tadpole.

@article{Touchon2011ThermallyCP,
  title={Thermally contingent plasticity: temperature alters expression of predator-induced colour and morphology in a Neotropical treefrog tadpole.},
  author={Justin Charles Touchon and Karen Michelle Warkentin},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={79-88}
}
1. Behavioural, morphological and coloration plasticity are common responses of prey to predation risk. Theory predicts that prey should respond to the relative magnitude of risk, rather than a single level of response to any risk level. In addition to conspecific and predator densities, prey growth and differentiation rates affect the duration of vulnerability to size- and stage-limited predators and therefore the relative value of defences. 2. We reared tadpoles of the Neotropical treefrog… CONTINUE READING

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