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The Feeding Behavior of Costa Rican Velvet Worms: Food Hiding, Parental Feeding Investment and Ontogenetic Diet Shift (Onychophora: Peripatidae)

Version 1 : Received: 8 November 2018 / Approved: 12 November 2018 / Online: 12 November 2018 (04:51:33 CET)

How to cite: Barquero-González, J.P.; Vega-Hidalgo, Á.; Monge-Nájera, J. The Feeding Behavior of Costa Rican Velvet Worms: Food Hiding, Parental Feeding Investment and Ontogenetic Diet Shift (Onychophora: Peripatidae). Preprints 2018, 2018110264 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0264.v1). Barquero-González, J.P.; Vega-Hidalgo, Á.; Monge-Nájera, J. The Feeding Behavior of Costa Rican Velvet Worms: Food Hiding, Parental Feeding Investment and Ontogenetic Diet Shift (Onychophora: Peripatidae). Preprints 2018, 2018110264 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0264.v1).

Abstract

We report, for the first time in onychophorans, food hiding, parental feeding investment and an ontogenetic diet shift, from adhesive to prey, after their first two weeks of life.

Subject Areas

feeding behavior; Peripatidae; invertebrate behavior; undescribed Costa Rican onychophorans; parental investment

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