Jakub PACON,Wojciech KRUSZYNSKI and Jaroslaw PACON.The Influence of Environmental Factors on the Behavior and Mortality Risk of Polypedates megacephalus Tadpoles[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2021,12(1):100-109.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.200015]
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The Influence of Environmental Factors on the Behavior and Mortality Risk of Polypedates megacephalus Tadpoles
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The Influence of Environmental Factors on the Behavior and Mortality Risk of Polypedates megacephalus Tadpoles
Jakub PACON1* Wojciech KRUSZYNSKI1 and Jaroslaw PACON2
1 Department of Genetics, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Kozuchowska 751-631 Wroclaw, Wroclaw 51631, Poland
2 Department of Internal Medicine and Clinic of Diseases of Horses, Dogs and Cats, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Pl. Grunwaldzki 4750-366 Wroclaw, Wroclaw 50366, Poland
Polypedates megacephalus tadpole mortality the spot-legged tree frog
Since 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.


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