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Title: The development of attack and escape behavior in hatchling squid, Loligo opalescens
Student Author(s): Hodge, Jenny
Faculty Advisor(s): Gilly, William F.
Pages: 25
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1993
Abstract: Neurological research on escape response in the squid Loligo opalescens has raised the possibility that active feeding behavior post-hatching stimulates development of adult-like control over the use of giant axons in both escape and attack jets. This study provides behavioral evidence to supprt that hypothesis, by comparing the attack behavior developed by hatchlings raised on prey which required an active pursuit and capture strategy with that of hatchlings raised on slow-moving prey.