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Size-dependent functional response of Xenopus laevis on mosquito larvae

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Size-dependent functional response of Xenopus laevis on mosquito larvae https://t.co/xM4PDb6NFV
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Supplemental Information

Functional response data for Xenopus laevis of different size

Columns describe 1. Predator size. 2. The density of prey used. 3. The total number of prey that survived after the experiment was completed. 4. The total number of prey eaten over the duration of the entire experiment.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26575v1/supp-1

Video footage data of Xenopus laevis predating

Video footage data collected to calculate the parameters "handling time" and "attack rate". Data is arranged in columns as follows: 1. the different sizes of predators that were analysed 2. the handling time data calculated for each individual predator; 3. the attack rate data calculated for each individual predator; 4. the attack efficiency data calculated for each individual predator which was calculated as the proportion of successful attacks; 5. the attack time data in seconds calculated for each individual predator; 6. the eating time data in seconds calculated for each individual predator.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26575v1/supp-2

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Competing Interests

John Measey is an academic editor of PeerJ.

Author Contributions

Corey J Thorp conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Mhairi E Alexander conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

James R Vonesh conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

John Measey conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Stellenbosch University Research Ethics Committee: Animal Care & Use

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Collection permits were granted by CapeNature.

Funding

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa (NRF Grant No. 87759 to JM) provided financial support. All authors were supported by the NRF-DST Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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