Oct 25, 2018

Feeding behavior of Costa Rican velvet worms: food hiding, parental feeding investment and ontogenetic diet shift (Onychophora: Peripatidae)

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J P Barquero-GonzálezJ Monge-Nájera

Abstract

We report, for the first time in onychophorans, food hiding, parental feeding investment and an ontogenetic diet shift two weeks after birth: from the parental adhesive used to capture prey, to the prey itself.

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Diet
Food
Phylum Onychophora
PYURF gene
Peripatidae
Costa Rican

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