Responses to capture stress and exogenous corticosterone vary with body condition in female red-sided garter snakes (<ce:italic>Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis</ce:italic>)

@article{Dayger2013ResponsesTC,
  title={Responses to capture stress and exogenous corticosterone vary with body condition in female red-sided garter snakes (<ce:italic>Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis</ce:italic>)},
  author={Catherine A. Dayger and Arianne J. Cease and Deborah I. Lutterschmidt},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={64},
  pages={748-754}
}
This study examined whether hormonal and behavioral responses to capture stress and exogenous corticosterone (CORT) vary with body condition in female red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Female snakes were collected during the spring mating season and treated with 4 h of capture stress. We measured plasma CORT and estradiol before, during and after capture stress treatment followed by latency to copulate, a measure of female receptivity. Body condition was determined as… CONTINUE READING
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