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looking for parasites of marine inverts

Mark Rigby rigby at eco.umnw.ethz.ch
Mon Apr 7 08:00:35 EST 1997

Care to qualify that statement?  What KIND of amphipods?  Exclusively
marine amphipods or intertidal amphipods?  Intertidal amphipods, and
freshwater, have been studied for their parasites, but not marine, as
far as I know.

	For both amphipods and Crepidula, your best bet is just to do a small
pilot study (squash a few hundred amphipods and dissect 50 or so
Crepidula) and see what you find in your area.  Then you can look to see
what is known in the literature.  Sure, both probably do have various
sorts of parasites, which may affect their growth (though if no recent
research has been done, the old accounts will only tell you WHAT
parasites the critter has, and not what those parasites DO), but its
most useful to find out IF there is anything in your area to work on,
Mark Rigby
Experimental Ecology
ETH-Zentrum NW
CH-8092 Zurich
tel:   +41-1-633 6035
fax:   +41-1-632 1271
email:  rigby at eco.umnw.ethz.ch

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