Observations on the feeding preferences of two species of Tasmanian terrestrial amphipods (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae).
Morton, HP (1984) Observations on the feeding preferences of two species of Tasmanian terrestrial amphipods (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 118 . pp. 79-84. ISSN 0080-4703
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The food preferences of two species of terrestrial amphipod, Talitrus (Keratroides)
vulgaris and Talitrus (Keratroides) angulosus, from near Tooms Lake, Tasmania were investigated.
Both species preferred the leaves of Olearia argophylla to those of Eucalyptus
obliqua, decomposed leaves to fresh leaves, and leaves artificially hydrolysed in hydrochloric
acid to fresh leaves. Sterilization did not affect their preferences. No differences
were detected in the preferences of the two species. These terrestrial amphipods
do not appear to be attracted to living bacteria and fungi, but rather to the hydrolytic
effect which they have on the leaves.
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