• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Journal of comparative and…
    1968
  • DOI:10.1037/h0026348

Factors influencing the chemical release of prey attack in newborn snakes.

@article{Burghardt1968FactorsIT,
  title={Factors influencing the chemical release of prey attack in newborn snakes.},
  author={Gordon M. Burghardt and Eva Hess},
  journal={Journal of comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1968},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={
          289-95
        }
}
Attack behavior of inexperienced garter snakes to water extracts of normally eaten prey was investigated. Since eliminating vision and olfaction in newborn snakes did not alter response to chemical cues, Jacobson's organ is considered to be the receptor most involved. Slight variations in age and concentration did not affect potency of an extract, but, over a wider range of concentration , the relationship between extract concentration and releasing value appeared logarithmic. Raising newborn… CONTINUE READING

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