Behaviorpalooza 2013

Kaitlin O'Grady...Period 1

Courtship and Mating Behaviors

Animals use visual, audible, tactile, electrical, and chemical signals to indicate dominance, find food, establish territory and ensure reproductive success.

Terminology

Behavior: what an animal does and how it does itProximate Causation: the "how." focuses on...-> enviornmental stimuli that trigger a behavior-> genetic, phtsiological and anatomical mechanisms underlying a behaviorUltimate Causation: the "why."focuses on...-> evolutionary significance of a behavior

Mating in Leopard Slugs (Tactile & Chemical Signals)

Leopard Slug Mating