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The Burrowing Ability of Nonburrowing Crayfish

Michael Berrill and Brian Chenoweth
The American Midland Naturalist
Vol. 108, No. 1 (Jul., 1982), pp. 199-201
DOI: 10.2307/2425310
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2425310
Page Count: 3
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The Burrowing Ability of Nonburrowing Crayfish
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Abstract

Of the nine species of crayfish in southern Ontario, two are primary or secondary burrowers, four are tertiary burrowers and three have been considered non burrowers. Individuals of all seven species of tertiary burrowers and nonburrowers dug burrows and sealed them when placed in aquaria with mud substrates from which the water was gradually drained. It appears likely that normally nonburrowing species could survive short-term drought by sealing themselves in burrows in the manner more typical of burrowing species.

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