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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)

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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.


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


Biology and Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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