An Investigation of Density Dependent Feeding in Octopus vulgaris

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dc.contributor.advisor Wodinsky, Jerome
dc.contributor.author Smith, Zachary
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-31T14:46:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-31T14:46:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/89
dc.description.abstract Our experiment investigates the functional response of 12 individually housed Octopus vulgaris to the presentation of 3 different densities of crab. The results of this experiment indicate that O. vulgaris is one of few species which does not exhibit a functional response to prey density, and will consume roughly the same amount of food regardless of the amount presented. These results are in opposition to the results of many previous experiments investigating the functional responses of other species, and a few possible explanations for the unexpected results are presented.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Zachary Smith 2012
dc.subject Functional Response
dc.subject Octopus vulgaris
dc.subject Density Dependent
dc.subject Feeding
dc.title An Investigation of Density Dependent Feeding in Octopus vulgaris
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline Psychology
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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