Homarus americanus or American lobster, which belongs to Crustaceanclass of Arthropoda phylum, is a multicellular eukaryotic organism. They havebilateral cleavage, hard exoskeleton, segmented bodies and jointed appendages.Moreover, as their vision is not highly developed, they depended on their senseof taste and smell regarding on feeding matters. American lobster feedprimarily on fish, mollusk and sometimes algae and other aquatic plant part.Furthermore, they can be found near the sea floor, especially in the seagrasses in cold alongside rocky waters off the Atlantic coast of North America.
They are sexual organism and mating happenedwhen the female lobster has just molted. Their mating occurred in 30 minutesbut time could be changed during the process. According to “IntermoltInsemination, an alternative Mating Strategy for the American Lobster (Homarusamericanus)”, as intermolt insemination is important for American lobsters’biological process, it is also important for reproductive strategy. Even thoughthey can apply the reproductive strategy called pre or post molt, however ifthey didn’t eject her eggs earlier of next moltingthey could be lost the spermatophore because of the new molting. As a result,their breeding chances could be lost, howeverintermolt insemination occurred during their molting process. For instance,Acknowledgement of intermolt copulating can transformed as conventionaltheories of breeding, productivity, and production of egg of Homarus americanus and obtainsresolution of earlier perplexed questions (Waddy and Aiken, 1990).
Moreover, bythis process not only size increased, also egg production increased, which alsohelped in reproduction of their species. As we know if the reproduction rate isincreasing, the survival rates also increase for that organism. Additionally,they did part 5 of the experiment to examine either those female lobstersfollowed the multiple mating strategy and they found that even though theyalready have inseminated by previous mating they still mate with new male andthat was only for a small population.Althoughthe authors Waddy and Aiken proposed that we can observe intermolt inseminationthrough the video recording I personally think we can use different techniquesto observe their intermolt insemination and multiple mating process. If we canmeasure female lobster’s body size and inspect their reproductive organ thatalso can help us to found that they got insemination during intermolt process.Though, to get the measurement of their body size not going to be easier andalso only a small population only can fit on this research still that will beone method I found amicable.
As well female lobsters DNA sample can appliancefor inquire the multiple mating.Inshort, to increase the survival rate Homarusamericanus can go through with their different reproductive strategies eventhough sometimes its not possible for all population. The authors Waddy and Aiken examine in asmall group of lobster to observe their reproductive strategy as a alloverpopulation, which is really effective for their survival rates.