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Pheromonally mediated colonization patterns in the velvet worm Euperipatoides rowelli (Onychophora)

Barclay, S; Rowell, David M; Ash, Julian


We demonstrate that the males of the peripatopsid Euperipatoides rowelli secrete a pheromone from crural papillae, which acts as an attractant to both males and females of the species. Patterns of colonization of decomposing logs and differences in sex ratio between recipient vs established populations indicate that males are the initial dispersers and colonizers, finding suitable log habitats in an exploratory fashion, while females subsequently colonize logs. This results in a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836900004027


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