Rhithrogena semicolorata (Olive Upright):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  hep  

MRE = 0.061
SMSE = 0.082

Zero-variate data
ab57.7 55.41 (0.03961)dage at birthHumpElli1980
tp 60 57.88 (0.03533)dtime since birth at pubertyWinkKoop2007
tj110 107.2 (0.02525)dtime since birth at emergenceWinkKoop2007
am365 365.5 (0.001349)dtime since birth at deathWinkKoop2007
L00.0185 0.01851 (0.0007274)cmegg lengthEiseler2006
Lj1.15 1.199 (0.04304)cmultimate length nymphHellWink2011
Li1.2 1.202 (0.001357)cmultimate lengthGiusMicc2008
Wdj0.00797 0.007985 (0.001937)gmaximum dry weight of nymphGiusMicc2008
Ni1775 1765 (0.005377)#total number of eggsRybiWink2012
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
Tab see Fig. 1 (0.09006)temperatureage at birthHumpElli1980
tW see Fig. 2 (0.04055)time since start of experimentdry weightRybiWink2012
tW2 see Fig. 3 (0.1842)time since start of experimentdry weightRybiWink2012
tWw see Fig. 4 (0.2405)time since start of measurementswet weightWinkKoop2007
LW see Fig. 5 (0.1433)body lengthdry weightsGiusMicc2008
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalRhithrogena semicolorataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.001841cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5129-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 520.7J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8005-growth efficiency


  • This entry was financially supported by the CEFIC Long-range Research Initiative (project number ECO28)


  • [Wiki] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayfly. Accessed : 2017-03-31.
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  • [RybiWink2012] M. Rybicki, C. Winkelmann, C. Hellmann, P. Bartels, and D. Jungmann. Herbicide indirectly reduces physiological condition of a benthic grazer. Aquatic Biology, 17:153--166, 2012.
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Andre Gergs, Kim Ladermann, 2017/03/08 (last modified by Andre Gergs, Kim Ladermann 2018/02/18)

accepted: 2018/02/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Rhithrogena semicolorata version 2018/02/18 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/