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The relationship between habitat complexity and emergence time in damselflies
- Tavares, Rafael Israel Santos, Mandelli, Aline M., Mazão, Gustavo Rincon, Guillermo-Ferreira, Rhainer
- Limnologica 2017 v.65 pp. 1-3
- Zygoptera, aquariums, aquatic animals, biodiversity, habitats, larvae, mortality, rearing
- Environments with higher complexity harbor a greater biodiversity and can directly influence on certain behaviors of aquatic animals. Here, we tested whether habitat complexity predicts odonate larvae emergence and mortality rates by rearing larvae in aquaria with or without artificial complexity. The results show a shorter emergence time in more complex environments, and a higher mortality rate on less complex habitats.