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- Higginson, A. D.; Ruxton, G. D.
- Oecologia 2009 v.160 no.2 pp. 399-410
- dynamic models, etc ; adults; animals; body size; digestive system; energy; juveniles; mating systems; population density; predation; predators; prediction; resistance mechanisms; risk; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... Chemical defences against predation often involve responses to specific predation events where the prey expels fluids, such as haemolymph or gut contents, which are aversive to the predator. The common link is that each predation attempt that is averted results in an energetic cost and a reduction in the chemical defences of the prey, which might leave the prey vulnerable if the next predation att ...