Effects of early sex steroid hormone treatment on courtship behavior and sexual attractivity in the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis.

@article{Crews1985EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of early sex steroid hormone treatment on courtship behavior and sexual attractivity in the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis.},
  author={David M Crews},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1985},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={569-75}
}
Previous research has shown that exogenous androgen fails to elicit courtship (chin-rubbing) behavior in adult male or female red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). However, gonadectomized and intact newborn male and female red-sided garter snakes given silastic capsules containing testosterone exhibit chin-rubbing behavior; gonadectomized and untreated animals do not show this behavior. Both males and females also exhibit chin-rubbing behavior when treated with testosterone… CONTINUE READING