Cookies Policy
X
Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Parental Reactions To Young in Sticklebacks (Gasterosteus Aculeatus L.)

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

Price:
$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Behaviour

Three-spined sticklebacks readily eat conspecific young. Only when males have one or more clutches of eggs in their nest, do they develop a tendency to retrieve young and carry them to the nest. This tendency becomes evident between the second and the sixth day after egglaying and fertilisation, but most commonly on the third or fourth day. Even quite hungry males retrieve young in this period of their breeding cycle. However, if such males have previously learnt to accept young as food, they eat young also in this period. Sudden satiation of such males in the period concerned shows that the tendency to retrieve was only masked by the habit of eating young. Presumably retrieving is released by rather specific stimuli, for even young of the related ten-spined stickleback are only seldom retrieved and with reluctance. The experimental results are related to more natural situations and to suggestions and data in the litterature.

Affiliations: 1: Div. Ethology, Dept. of Zoology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Create email alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Name:*
    Email:*
    Your details
    Name:*
    Email:*
    Department:*
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
     
     
     
    Other:
     
    Behaviour — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation