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Title: The specificity of the homing limpet Acmaea scabra to its home scar
Student Author(s): Choy, Cyrus
Faculty Advisor(s): Wagenbach, Gary
Pages: 11
Location: Research Reports Carleton College Biology 212
Date: November 1983
Abstract: In field manipulations of A. scabra were made to investigate their specificity to home scars. Observations suggest that intraspecific interactions do not affect home scar specificity. Other manipulations indicate that "adoption" of a new home scar is determined upon contact with the scar. Also, the limpets are able to establish new scars.