The absence of compensatory growth in O. vulgaris

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dc.contributor.advisor Wodinsky, Jerome
dc.contributor.author Stagno-Scotto, Charles
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-11T16:35:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-11T16:35:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/64
dc.description.abstract In Experiment 1, two groups, matched for body weight, were fed ad libitum and 1.5% of their body weight respectively for one week. All the animals were then fed ad lib for 21 days. In Experiment 2, three groups, matched for body weight, were fed 2%, 1%, and 0.5% of their body weight respectively for one week. All the animals were then fed ad lib for four days. On the first day of ad lib feeding, all animals that underwent restricted feeding became hyperphagic, with the animals in Experiment 1 ingesting food approximating 6% of their body weights, and the animals in Experiment 2 ingesting approximately 9% of their body weights. On all subsequent days, no further hyperphagia occurred. Food intake was dependent upon current body weight, with the animals in both experiments consuming about 2.5-4.5% of their body weights in food daily. No compensatory body weight growth was observed, either via above-average food intake or increased conversion efficiency. The causes and implications of the absence of compensatory growth in octopus were discussed.
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 Charles Stagno-Scotto 2012
dc.subject octopus
dc.subject compensatory growth
dc.title The absence of compensatory growth in O. 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
dc.description.esploro yes


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