Induction of marking behavior in wild red foxes (Vulpes vulpes L.) by synthetic urinary constituents

@article{Whitten2004InductionOM,
  title={Induction of marking behavior in wild red foxes (Vulpes vulpes L.) by synthetic urinary constituents},
  author={W. K. Whitten and M. Wilson and S. R. Wilson and J. Jorgenson and M. Novotny and M. Carmack},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={49-55}
}
A control aqueous solution containing alcohol and polyethylene glycol, and a test solution with the addition of a mixture of eight volatile synthetic compounds identified in red fox urine, Were alternately placed on man-made mounds of fresh snow during January and February, the foxes' courtship season. The foxes preferentially marked those mounds treated with the test solution in the two experimental areas (P < 0.05 and <0.0001). It is concluded that one or more of the volatile substances… Expand
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