Pheromones
Novel methods for analyzing neural circuits for innate behaviors in insects  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Insects show a variety of species-specific innate behaviors (instinctive behaviors). For example, a worker honeybee that has found flower nectar exhibits 8-shape waggle-dances upon returning to... more
Minor genetic change creates unattractive female moths  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Sex pheromones are chemical compounds released by an organism to attract potential mates. For moths in particular these sex pheromones are very important for mate recognition, as they rely completely on scent signal rather... more
Pheromones and social status: Macho mice smell better  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Male house mice produce several pheromones, which are volatile and non-volatile chemical signals that have potent effects on the reproductive physiology and behavior of female mice. A recent study conducted by researchers... more
Pheromones and social status: Machos smell better  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Male house mice are territorial and scent-mark their territories with urine -- and dominant, territorial males have much greater reproductive success than other males. A study now shows that female mice display preferential olfactory... more
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