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Sulfur in lucinid bivalves inhibits intake rates of a molluscivore shorebird
Oortwijn, T.; de Fouw, J; Petersen, J.M.; van Gils, J.A. (2022). Sulfur in lucinid bivalves inhibits intake rates of a molluscivore shorebird. Oecologia 199: 69-78. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-022-05170-3

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In: Oecologia. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0029-8549; e-ISSN 1432-1939, meer
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    Marien/Kust
Author keywords
    Digestive constraint; Lucinid bivalve; Red knot; Sulfde; Toxicity

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  • Oortwijn, T., meer
  • de Fouw, J, meer
  • Petersen, J.M.
  • van Gils, J.A., meer

Abstract
    A forager’s energy intake rate is usually constrained by a combination of handling time, encounter rate and digestion rate. On top of that, food intake may be constrained when a forager can only process a maximum amount of certain toxic compounds. The latter constraint is well described for herbivores with a limited tolerance to plant secondary metabolites. In sulfidic marine ecosystems, many animals host chemoautotrophic endosymbionts, which store sulfur compounds as an energy resource, potentially making their hosts toxic to predators. The red knot Calidris canutus canutus is a molluscivore shorebird that winters on the mudflats of Banc d’Arguin, where the most abundant bivalve prey Loripes orbiculatus hosts sulfide-oxidizing bacteria. In this system, we studied the potential effect of sulfur on the red knots’ intake rates, by offering Loripes with various sulfur content to captive birds. To manipulate toxicity, we starved Loripes for 10 days by removing them from their symbiont’s energy source sulfide. As predicted, we found lower sulfur concentrations in starved Loripes. We also included natural variation in sulfur concentrations by offering Loripes collected at two different locations. In both cases lower sulfur levels in Loripes resulted in higher consumption rates in red knots. Over time the red knots increased their intake rates on Loripes, showing their ability to adjust to a higher intake of sulfur.

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