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The role of abiotic and biotic cues in burrow habitat selection by juvenile crayfish

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Environmental cues contain critical information for individuals while searching for mates and suitable habitat. Crayfish have well-developed chemosensory abilities for detecting environmental cues in water; much less is known about these abilities on land. The Devil crayfish (Cambarus diogenes) is a burrowing crayfish often found in dense floodplain colonies as adults. Juveniles however are released in surface water and must navigate overland to burrow. Previous work demonstrates juveniles use cues from conspecific adults, and to a lesser extent, soil cues, for burrow site selection. Using mesocosms, we build on this by examining burrowing cues associated with (1) congeneric adults, (2) excavated burrow material and (3) other juveniles. In contrast to conspecific adults, cues provided by congeneric adults did not override cues associated with soil type. Similarly, juveniles burrowed closer to conspecific adult burrow mounds than to congeneric and human-built mounds. Juveniles also showed significant grouping behaviour in the absence of all other cues. These results suggest juvenile crayfish integrate multiple terrestrial cues for burrow site selection.

Affiliations: 1: aChrist School, 500 Christ School Road, Arden, NC 28704, USA ; 2: bSchool of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA ; 3: cDepartment of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082, USA

*Corresponding author’s e-mail address: mmclay12@gmail.com
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