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Title: The development of Copepod capture strategies in juvenile squid, Loligo opalescens
Student Author(s): Chen, Donald S.
Faculty Advisor(s): Gilly, William F.
Pages: 38
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1994
Abstract: Juvenile squid, Loligo opalescens, face a great challenge in catching quick, elusive copepods. The master of copepod capture, an acquired ability, develops progressively past a basic attack strategy, through various strategies which facilitate capture, namely the "arm-intercept" and the "tentacular grab." Squid raised exclusively on easily captured Artema nauplii and introduced to a copepod diet 40 days after hatching could not master copepod capture and died, presumably of starvation.