|Broutage des copépodes planctoniques en laboratoire: effets dus aux incubations = Copepods feeding behaviour in laboratory: incubation effects|
Sautour, B. (1994). Broutage des copépodes planctoniques en laboratoire: effets dus aux incubations = Copepods feeding behaviour in laboratory: incubation effects. Cah. Biol. Mar. 35(1): 113-129
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
The study of copepod feeding under natural conditions is often difficult (tidal flows, amount of suspended particulate matter, high copepod diversity). Thus, the influence of parameters such as temperature, light or food concentration, on copepod feeding behaviour are easier to test under laboratory conditions. However, artifacts are introduced during these experiments, due to the size of the incubators, to the nutritional quality of algae, or to the adaptation of copepods to experimental conditions. These main causes of artifacts have been pointed out using four copepod species and different common algal species existing in neritic coastal areas.