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2010

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Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

10-4-2010 2:35 PM

End Date

10-4-2010 3:35 PM

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Larvae of the crustacean Artemia salina are reported to differentially ingest food particles of different sizes. We exposed 2-to-5-day-old A. salina larvae to equal volumetric concentrations (bead volume per mL) of 6 µm-diameter and 0.5 µm-diameter polystyrene beads. The clearance rate (volume cleared of particles per unit time) of each bead size was positively correlated with developmental stage of the larvae (r=0.598, p

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Apr 10th, 2:35 PM Apr 10th, 3:35 PM

Bacteria not an Energetically Favorable Food Source for Larvae of Artemia salina

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Larvae of the crustacean Artemia salina are reported to differentially ingest food particles of different sizes. We exposed 2-to-5-day-old A. salina larvae to equal volumetric concentrations (bead volume per mL) of 6 µm-diameter and 0.5 µm-diameter polystyrene beads. The clearance rate (volume cleared of particles per unit time) of each bead size was positively correlated with developmental stage of the larvae (r=0.598, p