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Behavioral responses of crayfish (Orconectes virilis andOrconectes rusticus) to chemical feeding stimulants.
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PMID:  24276999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We conducted two experiments to assess how chemical stimuli affect feeding behavior, grooming, and walking in the crayfishesOrconectes virilis andOrconectes rusticus. In the first experiment,O. virilis was tested with 29 amino acids; in the second experiment,0. rusticus was tested with 12 amino acids, 13 additional single compounds, and two six-compound mixtures. InO. virilis, the following amino acids, in order of potency, elicited feeding movements:L-isoleucine, glycine, hydroxy-L-proline,L-glutamate,L-valine, and B-alanine. Grooming increased in response toL-phenylalanine,L-tryptophan,L-tyrosine,L-leucine,L-methionine, and D-aspartate. InO. rusticus, both mixtures and the following single compounds, in order of potency, elicited feeding movements: cellobiose, sucrose, glycine, maltose, glycogen, nicotinic acid methyl ester, putrescine, andL-glutamate. Grooming increased in response to putrescine only, and walking increased in response to glycogen only. The responsiveness of these crayfishes to a wide variety of chemicals may reflect the omnivorous foraging habits of these crustaceans.
Authors:
A J Tierney; J Atema
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chemical ecology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0098-0331     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Chem. Ecol.     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505563     Medline TA:  J Chem Ecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-33     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Marine Biological Laboratory, Boston University Marine Program, 02543, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
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