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High-speed imaging reveals how antihistamine exposure affects escape behaviours in aquatic insect prey

Jonsson, Micael and Andersson, Magnus and Fick, Jerker and Brodin, Tomas and Klaminder, Jonatan and Piovano, Susanna (2019) High-speed imaging reveals how antihistamine exposure affects escape behaviours in aquatic insect prey. Science of the Total Environment, 648 . 1257 - 1262. ISSN 0048-9697

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    Abstract

    Aquatic systems receive a wide range of pharmaceuticals that may have adverse impacts on aquatic wildlife. Among these pharmaceuticals, antihistamines are commonly found, and these substances have the potential to influence the physiology of aquatic invertebrates. Previous studies have focused on how antihistamines may affect behaviours of aquatic invertebrates, but these studies probably do not capture the full consequences of antihistamine exposure, as traditional recording techniques do not capture important animal movements occurring at the scale of milliseconds, such as prey escape responses. In this study, we investigated if antihistamine exposure can impact escape responses in aquatic insect, by exposing damselfly (Coenagrion hastulatum) larvae to two environmentally relevant concentrations (0.1 and 1â�

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Online published 2018, first entered in repository.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Damselfly larvae, Diphenhydramine, Escape response, Pharmaceutical pollution
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Marine Studies
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 10:53
    Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 09:46
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11059
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