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Influence of the Duration of Deprivation on the Predatory Performance of the Water Stick Insect

Abstract : Previous experiments showed that the absence of prey during the first 4 h after a moult impaired subsequent predatory performance in Ranatra linearis L. (Heteroptera, Nepidae). During that post-moult period, Ranatra perform more claw and femur foreleg movements in the presence of potential prey than in their absence, but they do not then catch or eat any prey. This study investigates whether deprivation during all or part of the post-moult period impairs subsequent performance to the same extent, in other words, when is the presence of potential prey necessary and sufficient to stimulate Ranatra.
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Ann Cloarec. Influence of the Duration of Deprivation on the Predatory Performance of the Water Stick Insect. Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie, 1982, 58 (3), pp.217-230. ⟨10.1111/j.1439-0310.1982.tb00319.x⟩. ⟨hal-01365883⟩

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