Tag: "crayfish" at biology news
Elusive salamanders have role in developing new sampling models
...ove 400 or more yards from ponds and burrow in old crayfish
holes and other crevices in soggy pine flatwoods. This research is important to the military because better information about the presence or absence of salamanders can help installation natural resource managers apply effective conservation strategi...
Native plant eaters have gourmet palates
...d the enemy release hypothesis with two species of crayfish
found in the southeastern United States and one sp...h related native plants in the lab to test how the crayfish
would respond when given a choice between similar plants. They found the crayfish
preferred the exot...
Brandeis biologist wins top award in neuroscience
...archers searched the animal kingdom for sea slugs, crayfish
and other model organisms with which to study specific problems in neuroscience. While those days are over, Marder believes that non-mammalian organisms, from worms to birds, are still catalyzing discovery in neuroscience. Her own work with crustacea...
Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion
...otected UK native species such as the white-clawed crayfish
and salmon eggs and fry. They also settle in river banks, burrowing into them and riddling them with bore holes up to half a metre long which may eventually cause the bank to collapse. The Newcastle University study, published in the academic journ...
New groundbreaking findings in taste, smell and chemical irritation
..., scientists have discovered that lobsters, crabs, crayfish
and other crustaceans add new neurons to their nervous systems throughout their lives, just as mammals do. Those new neurons aren't added just anywhere, however. They grow specifically in areas that control the sense of smell. The irresistible sce...
MIT warns of dumping seafood
...ops. In Ecuador, Asia, Europe and Kenya, Louisiana crayfish
are devouring local vegetation and damaging dams. Many pathways lead to these introductions. Invasive species can travel in ship ballast water or on the hulls of ships and boats; they can escape from aquaculture facilities or be inadvertently release...
Study shows hope for ridding lakes of clawed invader
Madison -- The rusty crayfish
- a voracious, bullying exotic that has visited ec...ion to Wisconsin waters sometime in the 1950s, the crayfish
has spread to thousands of lakes and streams, clear cutting the underwater forests that are critical...
Ritualized submission and pseudo-copulation reduce aggression among male crayfish
...esearchers found that pseudo-copulation among male crayfish
was nearly identical to normal sexual copulation, ...is mutual behavior directly affects the fitness of crayfish
and how it may have proven beneficial over the course of evolution....
Are all male's liars and cheaters? Yes -- if they're crayfish!
...cies and will squabble over almost anything! Male crayfish
possess enlarged front claws that they use to inti...w they performed in competitive bouts. They found crayfish
use claw size to determine the winners of the most aggressive disputes. For female crayfish