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Title: Some factors of mortality in laboratory populations of Pagurus samuelis (Stimpson) (Arthropoda: Decapoda)
Student Author(s): Richardson, Norman
Pages: 13
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1965
Keywords: hermit crab
Abstract: Factors influencing the mortality rate in laboratory population of Pagurus samuelis (Stimpson) were examined. Among factors shown to be important are those involving space, availability of shells, and behavioral interactions. Factors negligable to the mortality rates of these studies were starvation and time.