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Littorina

Littorina

(Science: marine biology) a genus of small pectinibranch mollusks, having thick spiral shells, abundant between tides on nearly all rocky seacoasts. They feed on seaweeds. The common periwinkle is a well-known example. See Periwinkle.


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Re: How can i asses the parasie loading of littorina littoria?

I'm afraid I have no references and don't know the specific cause of the release of cercariae. I did this stuff 40 years ago.

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by wbla3335
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:02 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: How can i asses the parasie loading of littorina littoria?
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Re: How can i asses the parasie loading of littorina littoria?

Your species has an operculum and is marine, so I'm not sure if this would work. We used to collect freshwater snails to see if they had schistosomes. The snails would release cercariae when transferred to a vial of water. We could then see the released cercariae when the vial was held up to a ligh...

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by marineman
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: How can i asses the parasie loading of littorina littoria?
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Re: How can i asses the parasie loading of littorina littoria?

Your species has an operculum and is marine, so I'm not sure if this would work. We used to collect freshwater snails to see if they had schistosomes. The snails would release cercariae when transferred to a vial of water. We could then see the released cercariae when the vial was held up to a light...

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by wbla3335
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:33 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: How can i asses the parasie loading of littorina littoria?
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How can i asses the parasie loading of littorina littoria?

I’m thinking of studying whether there is a parasite induced behavior in littorina littoria for my honors project but I’m not sure how to assess the parasite loading of them. Does anyone have any ideas about this? And if possible, if there is a way to assess ...

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by marineman
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:09 pm
 
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Topic: How can i asses the parasie loading of littorina littoria?
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Littorina anatomy and salinity

... this subject has been researched many times, but the under documentation is ridiculous of this one simple question: Is there a general organ in littorina which gauges the salinity of its environment?

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by cjl61
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Littorina anatomy and salinity
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