Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Behavioral responses of juvenile horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, to Chemical and physical cues
by Rudman, Adam, M.S., Southern Connecticut State University, 2010, 25; 1504762
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Grace, Sean
School: Southern Connecticut State University
School Location: United States -- Connecticut
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral Sciences, Physiology
Publication Number: 1504762
ISBN: 978-1-267-03430-4
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