Behavioural and hormonal responses to capture stress in the male red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis

  title={Behavioural and hormonal responses to capture stress in the male red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis
  author={Ignacio T. Moore and Michael P. Lemaster and Robert T. Mason},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
We measured the behavioural and hormonal responses to capture stress in male red-sided garter snakes. Four hours of capture stress resulted in no suppression of mating behaviour relative to control individuals. In contrast, the same stress resulted in a significant increase in plasma levels of corticosterone and a significant decrease in plasma levels of testosterone. There was a significant negative correlation between plasma levels of corticosterone and testosterone in both control and… 

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