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Behavioural repeatability in larval Limnephilus lunatus Curtis, 1834 (Trichoptera) in an open-field test

Näslund, Joacim (2021). Behavioural repeatability in larval Limnephilus lunatus Curtis, 1834 (Trichoptera) in an open-field test. Aquatic Insects. 42 , 62-77
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This article investigates inter-individual repeatability in distance moved in an open-field test for larval Limnephilus lunatus Curtis, 1834. Repeatability across four trials (two-day trial intervals) was comparable to previous studies on arthropod species (repeatability: R = 0.37), indicating that L. lunatus is a suitable model species in this research field. Two potential nuisance factors were corrected for: (1) progressively declining activity over consecutive trials and (2) case mass:body mass ratio, affecting activity negatively. These factors require consideration in behavioural experiments on larval caddisflies. Pairwise correlations of distance moved among trial days showed that behaviour in the first trial did not correspond well with behaviour in the following trials. Re-analysing the data using only trials 2 to 4 increased the repeatability (repeatability: R = 0.50), suggesting that future studies should consider not including data derived from initial trials, as the initial trial may constitute a different context than the following ones.

Authors/Creators:Näslund, Joacim
Title:Behavioural repeatability in larval Limnephilus lunatus Curtis, 1834 (Trichoptera) in an open-field test
Series Name/Journal:Aquatic Insects
Year of publishing :2021
Page range:62-77
Number of Pages:16
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
Keywords:Animal behaviour, Limnephilidae, intra-individual differences, open-field test, Trichoptera
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Web of Science (WoS)000613365400001
ID Code:24371
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Department of Aquatic Resources
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Deposited On:02 Jun 2021 12:27
Metadata Last Modified:02 Jun 2021 12:31

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