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BARQUERO-GONZALEZ, José Pablo; VEGA-HIDALGO, Álvaro  and  MONGE-NAJERA, Julián. Feeding behavior of Costa Rican velvet worms: food hiding, parental feeding investment and ontogenetic diet shift (Onychophora: Peripatidae). Cuadernos de Investigación UNED [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.2, pp.85-88. ISSN 1659-4266.

We report, for the first time in onychophorans, food hiding, parental feeding investment and an ontogenetic diet shift two weeks after birth: from the parent’s adhesive used to capture prey, to the prey itself.

Keywords : feeding behavior; Peripatidae; Panarthropoda behavior; undescribed Costa Rican onychophorans; parental investment.

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