Energetic cost of feeding on different kinds of prey for the lizard Chalcides ocellatus

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dc.contributor.author Grimmond, N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Preest, Marion en_US
dc.contributor.author Pough, F. Harvey en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-28T14:58:31Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-08-28T14:58:31Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1994-02 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Functional Ecology 8N1 (1994) 17-21 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0269-8463 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2512 en_US
dc.description Article may be found at: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0269-8463(199402)8%3A1%3C17%3AECOFOD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X en_US
dc.description.abstract 1. Skinks (Chalcides ocellatus) used 50% more energy to crush and swallow hard-bodied insect prey (Tenebrio molitor beetles) than medium- and soft-bodied prey (Tenebrio molitor larvae and Manduca sexta larvae, respectively). 2. Even for beetles, however, the energy cost of prey handling was no more than 1% of the energy assimilated. 3. Differences in handling times are probably more important than differences in energetic costs in determining the desirability of different types of prey. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell: Functional Ecology en_US
dc.subject Feeding costs en_US
dc.subject Insect prey en_US
dc.subject Skinks en_US
dc.title Energetic cost of feeding on different kinds of prey for the lizard Chalcides ocellatus en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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