Effects of Serotonergic and Opioidergic Drugs on Escape Behaviors and Social Status of Male Crickets

@article{Dyakonova1999EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Serotonergic and Opioidergic Drugs on Escape Behaviors and Social Status of Male Crickets},
  author={V. Dyakonova and F. Sch{\"u}rmann and D. Sakharov},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={1999},
  volume={86},
  pages={435-437}
}
Abstract We examined the effects of selective serotonin depletion and opioid ligands on social rank and related escape behavior of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Establishment of social rank in a pair of males affected their escape reactions. Losers showed a lower and dominants a higher percentage of jumps in response to tactile cercal stimulation than before a fight. The serotonin-depleting drug α-methyltryptophan (AMTP) caused an activation of the escape reactivity in socially naive… Expand
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