Mon. Sept. 30, Juv. Geoduck Var.low v amb Respirometry

Ran respirometry analysis of the three trials I’ve done so far.

  • markdown report here: Resp.Calculations.ST.md

  • conclusions:

    • there was a significant parental effect from the last trial (which was 2 weeks of exposure) when the data were normalized by wet weight.
    • the var.low parental history animals seem to show less variation in their metabolic rates compared to amb parental history. They also show slightly reduced rates
    • I’m not sure how we determine if this is an advantage or disadvantage. Does reduced metabolic rate mean the animals can go into a ‘hibernation state’ or does it mean they can’t adequately supply their demands?

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Written on September 30, 2019