Temperature preference of the crayfish Orconectes obscurus

Lenwood W. Hall, Daniel A. Cincotta, Jay R. Stauffer, Charles H. Hocutt

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Acclimation temperature influenced the acute preferred temperature of the crayfish Orconectes obscurus. This species preferred a higher temperature than its acclimation temperature for those acclimation temperatures ranging from 6° to 26°C. When acclimated to 30° and 33°C, the crayfish preferred a lower temperature than its acclimation temperature. The final temperature preferendum is estimated to be approximately 30°C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1978


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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