(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: Rates of mortality, growth, feeding, and assimilation in Idotea (Pentidotea) stenops (Benedict) maintained on various diets
Student Author(s): Davis, Richard S.
Faculty Advisor(s): Phillips, John H.
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1973
Abstract: 1. Newborn Idotea stenops were raised on several diets and their mortality and growth determiend. 2. Quantitative feeding experiments were performed on I. stenops using several wieght classes. Quantities of food ingested and assimilated were calculated. 3. Phyllospadix was found to have much less food value than the other marine plants tested. Egregia gave the best results in terms of survuval and growth of the newborn. Other forms of brown algae approach the food value of Egregia. Other plants tested were the brown algae Laminaria and Pelvetia, and the red alga Iridaea.