Early Olfactory Experience, Novelty, and Choice of Sexual Partner by Male Rats

  title={Early Olfactory Experience, Novelty, and Choice of Sexual Partner by Male Rats},
  author={Celia L Moore and Lesley Jordan and L Wong},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
After rearing by citral-scented or unscented dams, adult male rats were given simultaneous choices of citral-scented or unscented female partners in approach, contact, and sexual behavior tests. There was no evidence that mate choice had been affected by the early rearing experience. In Experiment 1, both citral and control males approached citral-scented females in a T-apparatus at slightly above chance levels and exhibited no differences in copulatory behavior during successive pairings. In… CONTINUE READING

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