Effect of model to mimic ratio on predation of the model phenotype.

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dc.contributor.author Barnum, Anna en_US
dc.contributor.author Hsieh, Helen en_US
dc.contributor.author Lacure, Bill en_US
dc.contributor.author Niit, Krista en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Campus en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T22:37:53Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T22:37:53Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54654
dc.description.abstract Batesian mimicry is one of many methods prey species have evolved to increase their fitness. This type of mimmicry occurs when a palatable organism mimics the physical appearance of an unpalatable model organism. The effectiveness of mimicry may depend on the amount of models relative to the amount of mimics. To test the effect of model to mimic ratio on predation of the model phenotype, we presented palatable and unpalatable white lardworms at differing ratios to foraging birds. We found a nonlinear relationship between the percent predation on white lardworms and the model to mimic ratio. If the success of mimicry depends on the model to mimic ratio, this may contribute to greater understanding of the stability of mimicry systems. en_US
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dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.subject.other BIRDS en_US
dc.subject.other BATESIAN en_US
dc.subject.other MIMICRY en_US
dc.subject.other MODELS en_US
dc.subject.other ARTIFICIAL en_US
dc.subject.other WORMS en_US
dc.subject.other QUININE en_US
dc.subject.other SULFATE en_US
dc.title Effect of model to mimic ratio on predation of the model phenotype. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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