The Influence of Environmental Factors on the Behavior and Mortality Risk of Polypedates megacephalus Tadpoles
Jakub Pacoń , Wojciech Kruszyński , Jarosław Pacoń
AbstractSince tadpoles change their behavior when facing adverse environmental conditions, observing tadpoles in a tank can help detect problems in their maintenance. Detecting such abnormal behavior early, an amphibian breeder can react quickly, by changing the conditions. If quick and appropriate, such a reaction can save unnecessary deaths. The paper presents an experimental study on the behavior of tadpoles of Polypedates megacephalus in various adverse environmental conditions. In addition to a control 25-liter tank, 5-liter tanks with 10 tadpoles each were studied, each having various improper conditions. Observations included the degree of tank exploration by the tadpoles, their mortality, anomalies in swimming behavior, and eating behavior.
|Journal series||Asian Herpetological Research, ISSN 2095-0357, (N/A 40 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Polypedates megacephalus; tadpole; mortality; the spot-legged tree frog|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 40.0, 19-04-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.532; : 2019 = 1.052 (2) - 2019=1.063 (5)|
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