40- and 70-kHz Vocalizations of Mice (Mus musculus) during Copulation

@article{White199840A7,
  title={40- and 70-kHz Vocalizations of Mice (Mus musculus) during Copulation},
  author={Nicholas R. White and Manooj Prasad and Ronald J. Barfield and John G. Nyby},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={1998},
  volume={63},
  pages={467-473}
}
Ultrasonic vocalizations were tape recorded from five pairs of copulating mice and subjected to spectrographic analysis. As expected, the mice emitted numerous 70-kHz vocalizations. At the beginning of the test, before copulation began, 70-kHz calls were emitted almost continuously, while calls with lower spectrographic frequencies were not observed. Subsequently, bursts of 70-kHz calling generally began shortly before mounts and intromissions and persisted until dismount. Intermixed with these… Expand

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