- The importance of color in mate choice of the blue crab Callinectes sapidusJamie Baldwin
Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
J Exp Biol 212:3762-8. 2009..This strongly suggests that male blue crabs made their choices based on the hue of the red claws, further suggesting that blue crabs are capable of color vision and use color in mate choice...
- The male blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, uses both chromatic and achromatic cues during mate choiceJamie Baldwin
Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
J Exp Biol 215:1184-91. 2012..Our results are unusual in that they indicate that male mate choice in the blue crab is not guided solely by achromatic or chromatic mechanisms, suggesting that both color and intensity are used to evaluate female claw color...
- Effects of molting on the visual acuity of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidusJamie Baldwin
Department of Biology, Box 90338, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
J Exp Biol 214:3055-61. 2011..The results described here may be broadly applicable to all arthropods that molt and have particular importance for crustaceans that molt multiple times in their lifetime or have mating cycles that are paired with molting...