Olfactory sensitivity to food odor components in the short-tailed fruit bat, Carollia perspicillata (phyllostomatidae, chiroptera)

  title={Olfactory sensitivity to food odor components in the short-tailed fruit bat, Carollia perspicillata (phyllostomatidae, chiroptera)},
  author={Matthias Laska},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
The absolute olfactory sensitivity in a frui-teating bat, Carollia perspicillata, was investigated. Eighteen monomolecular food odor components from 3 substance classes were tested using a sniff rate analysis method. Detection thresholds (Table 1) ranged from 3.6 · 1013 to 2.7 · 1010 molecules/cm3 air. Interindividual variation (N = 4) for a substance did not exceed one order of magnitude. Significant correlations between olfactory performance and carbon chain length of the odor molecule were… CONTINUE READING
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