An Investigation of Density Dependent Feeding in Octopus vulgaris

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dc.contributor.advisor Wodinsky, Jerome en_US
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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brandeis University en_US
dc.rights Copyright by Zachary Smith 2012 en_US
dc.subject Functional Response en_US
dc.subject Octopus vulgaris en_US
dc.subject Density Dependent en_US
dc.subject Feeding en_US
dc.title An Investigation of Density Dependent Feeding in Octopus vulgaris en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences en_US


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