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We aimed to examine mechanistically the observed foraging differences across two honey bee, Apis mellifera, subspecies using the Proboscis Extension Response (PER) assay. Specifically, we compared differences in appetitive reversal learning ability between honey...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27274v1
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Background. Brachycephalus includes miniaturized frogs with restricted geographical distributions throughout the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Ecological data for most species are still scarce. For instance, advertisement calls have only been described for 12 of the...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27243v1
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Butterflies can directly absorb heat from the sun via their wings to facilitate autonomous flight. However, how is the heat absorbed by the butterfly from sunlight stored and transmitted in the wing? The scientifc question remains unclear. Thus, in this study,...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27200v1
175 downloads
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Climate change is asymmetrically altering environmental conditions in space, from local to global scales, creating novel heterogeneity. Here, we argue that this novel heterogeneity will drive mobile generalist consumer species to rapidly respond through their behavior...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27187v1
304 downloads
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Despite being closely related, dogs consistently perform worse than wolves in independent problem-solving tasks. These differences in problem-solving performance have been attributed to dogs’ greater reliance on humans, who are usually present when problem-solving...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26913v2
115 downloads
554 views

Birds found outside their typical range, or vagrants, have fascinated naturalists for decades. Despite broad interest in vagrancy, few attempts have been made to statistically examine the explanatory variables potentially responsible for the phenomenon. In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27104v1
150 downloads
408 views

The ability of vertebrates to generate rhythm within their spinal neural networks is essential for walking, running, and other rhythmic behaviors. The central pattern generator (CPG) network responsible for these behaviors is well-characterized with experimental...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26734v2
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The responsiveness of the avian stress system declines with age. A recently published study of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) found that a marker of biological age predicted stress responsiveness even in individuals of the same chronological age. Specifically,...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27057v1
95 downloads
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Mating strategies in fishes are known to include polygyny, polyandry and monogamy and provide valuable insights regarding powerful evolutionary forces such as sexual selection. Monogamy is a complex of mating systems that has been relatively neglected. Previous...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Genomics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27032v1
55 downloads
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Hatching timing is under strong selection and environmentally cued in many species. Embryos use multiple sensory modalities to inform hatching timing and many have spontaneous hatching patterns adaptively synchronized to natural cycles. Embryos can also adaptively...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27026v1
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Spurs are a testosterone-dependent secondary sexual characteristic of male chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) and are used as ‘weapons’ in intra-sexual fighting. While predominantly a male feature, they are also found in a small number of females. Here we show...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26994v1
196 downloads
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Aggression is a serious behavioral disorder in domestic dogs that endangers both dogs and humans. The underlying causes of canine aggression are poorly resolved and require illumination to ensure effective therapy. Recent research links the compositional diversity...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26990v1
244 downloads
726 views

If the environmental conditions can or not influence in the phenotype evolution, is a topic that has been discussed during the last ten years. The epigenome regulates the gene expression of all cells and indicates which specific genes must be transcribed. It is...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26862v7
238 downloads
1,536 views

The recent discovery of the Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis) highlights how little we know about the diversity and biology of river dolphins. In this study, we described the acoustic repertoire of this newly discovered species in concert with their...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26962v2
128 downloads
693 views

Living in social hierarchies requires individuals to adapt their behavior and physiology. We have previously shown that male mice living in groups of 12 form linear and stable hierarchies with alpha males producing the highest daily level of major urinary proteins...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26948v1
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