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Recent Physical Encounters Affect Chemically Mediated Retreat-Site Selection in a Gecko

Kondo, Junko; Downes, Sharon; Keogh, J Scott


Chemoreception is well documented in a range of animals but the effects of recent behavioural interactions on an animal's response to subsequent chemical information are poorly understood. Using a series of laboratory experiments with a rock-dwelling gecko (Oedura lesueurii), we examined whether latest social experience affects how animals used chemoreception to mediate microhabitat selection. Males of this species defend retreat-sites and the outcomes of physical duels are maintained during...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2006.01293.x


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