Skin and gland but not urine odours elicit conspicuous investigation by female grey short-tailed opossums, <ce:italic>Monodelphis domestica</ce:italic>

@article{Zuri2005SkinAG,
  title={Skin and gland but not urine odours elicit conspicuous investigation by female grey short-tailed opossums, <ce:italic>Monodelphis domestica</ce:italic>},
  author={Ido Zuri and Keith E Dombrowski and Mimi Halpern},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2005},
  volume={69},
  pages={635-642}
}
Chemical communication plays a major role in mammalian behaviour. One mammal with well-developed chemical senses is the grey short-tailed opossum, a small, South American marsupial that has become common in laboratory research. Male and female opossums scent-mark with different body parts, but apparently not with urine, and females enter oestrus following their exposure to male odours. To elucidate the effects of body odours on the behaviour of female opossums, we investigated their ability to… CONTINUE READING

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