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Prey selectivity and the effect of diet on growth and development of a dragonfly, Sympetrum sanguineum

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Slow science in our lab: 2011: an undergrad did a nice experiment (unpublished) 2014: she returned for a PhD and drafted a paper 2015: interpretation of the results unclear 2016: additional experiments done 2019: paper finally finished
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New preprint from our lab! Prey selectivity and the effect of diet on growth and development of a dragonfly, Sympetrum sanguineum https://t.co/CVbFpw3MWW
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Prey selectivity and the effect of diet on growth and development of a dragonfly, Sympetrum sanguineum https://t.co/RP5DIO2FtA https://t.co/9zbuVADCIi
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Supplemental Information

Data on selective predation from the short term experiment

Each observation contains information about the number of Daphnia magna and Chironomous larvae offered as prey and the number of approaches towards each prey type, the number of attacks, and the number of succesfully captured prey.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27721v1/supp-1

Handling times of the larvae of Sympetrum sanguineum processing their prey during the short-term experiment on prey selectivity

Information about the number of Daphnia magna and Chironomus larvae available and handling time for individual predation events are provided for each dragonfly larva identified by a unique ID.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27721v1/supp-2

Data from the long-term experiment on the effect of diet on growth and development of Sympetrum sanguineum

Each line contains information about the survival, body weight, body length, and head width of individual larvae of S. sanguineum, and the same data on the adults in individuals which successfully completed their development.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27721v1/supp-3

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Pavla Dudová conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

David S Boukal contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Jan Klecka conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data from the short-term experiment on prey selectivity are provided in supplementary files 1 and 2. The raw data from the experiment on long-term effect of diet composition on growth and survival of the predator are provided in supplementary file 3.

Funding

The work of DSB was supported by University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecosystem Biology & Soil and Water Research Infrastructure (MEYS; projects LM2015075 and EF16 013/0001782 – SoWa Ecosystems Research). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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