All living organisms come in contact with chemical and physical cues which aid them adapting to their environment and may affect their biology. The American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus has been the recent focus of medical and ecological research. Horseshoe crabs are traditionally studied in its adult breeding stages and the early developmental stages have yet to be studied in depth. This study set out to test juvenile horseshoe crabs ability to cue in on an array of both chemical and physical cues. Results showed that juvenile horseshoe crabs may not have fully development chemosensory abilities and cue in on light and dark rather than chemicals.
|School:||Southern Connecticut State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Connecticut|
|Source:||MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Physiology, Behavioral Sciences|
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