Social interaction alters attraction to competitor's odour in the mouseMus spretusLataste

@article{Hurst1997SocialIA,
  title={Social interaction alters attraction to competitor's odour in the mouseMus spretusLataste},
  author={J. Hurst and S. Gray and P. Davey and Dominic Young and Claire Dawson},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={54},
  pages={941-953}
}
When animals defend territories that are large and structurally complex, scent marks alone are unlikely to be reliable signals of a resident's dominance and competitors should require initial proof through direct interaction. This was tested using freshly captured Mus spretus which occupy large non-overlapping ranges in grassland but are strongly attracted to substrate odours from unfamiliar competitors. Choice tests measured time spent investigating and chewing to gain access to paired… Expand
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