Young mosquitoes, called larvae, are small, wormlike, and live in the water. They are eaten by a variety of predators, including a species of small fish called the banded killifish (Fundulus diaphanus). Bickerton and colleagues (2018) used killifish and mosquito larvae to investigate factors that affect predation. The scientists placed pairs of killifish in tanks with mosquito (Culex pipiens) larvae at five different densities. They then used digital images to record how many larvae were eaten by the killifish over time.
The effect of density (number of mosquito larvae per predator) on the number of larvae consumed by killifish after 1.5 hours
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