Effects of previous experience on the agonistic behaviour of male crickets, Gryllus bimaculatus.

@article{Iwasaki2006EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of previous experience on the agonistic behaviour of male crickets, Gryllus bimaculatus.},
  author={Masazumi Iwasaki and Antonia Delago and Hiroshi Nishino and Hitoshi Aonuma},
  journal={Zoological science},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={863-72}
}
Male solitary animals frequently enter aggressive interactions with conspecific individuals to protect their territory or to gain access to females. After an agonistic encounter, the loser (subordinate individual) changes its behaviour from aggression to avoidance. We investigated agonistic interactions between pairs of male crickets to understand how dominance is established and maintained. Two naïve males readily entered into agonistic interactions. Fights escalated in a stereotyped manner… CONTINUE READING