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A computer-activated food delivery system for dispensing natural prey items among complex arrays of patches

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Abstract

Experimental studies of the foraging ecology of drift-feeding fishes have been limited in scope because of the lack of systems for dispensing suitable prey items to a number of patches with complex and controlled spatio-temporal patterns of delivery rate. Here, tests are reported of a computer-controlled feeding system that performs this requirement with considerable flexibility.

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