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Effect of Ration on Energy Allocation in a Carabid Beetle
P. C. De Ruiter and G. Ernsting
Vol. 1, No. 2 (1987), pp. 109-116
Published by: British Ecological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2389713
Page Count: 8
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The energy budget of the predatory beetle Notiophilus biguttatus F. has been established at three rations. Rates of egg production, respiration and defecation and the energy value of the faeces increase with an increase in ration. From these parameters we have estimated the amounts of energy that are allocated to reproduction and maintenance.
Functional Ecology © 1987 British Ecological Society