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Title: Temperature acclimation in the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber
Student Author(s): Blake, D. P.
Faculty Advisor(s): Fuhrman, Frederick
Pages: 14
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1973
Keywords: Isopoda
Abstract: Acclimation with respect to temperature is a widespread, species-specific phenomenon, and has been studied extensively by many previous researchers. In my brief study, no significant metabolic rate diferences were obtained between Porcellio scaber populations kept at five degrees C, fifteen degrees C, and ambient air temperature for a period of two weeks. No significant differences were found for L. T. 50 measurements either, but due to small sample sizes and a stringent assumption of normality for the analysis used, conclusions cannot be made with any certainty.