Social signals influence hormones independently of calling behavior in the treefrog (Hyla cinerea).

@article{Burmeister2000SocialSI,
  title={Social signals influence hormones independently of calling behavior in the treefrog (Hyla cinerea).},
  author={Sabrina S Burmeister and Walter Wilczynski},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={201-9}
}
Social signals play an important role in regulating hormone-behavior relationships. In anurans (frogs and toads), acoustic signals are an essential aspect of reproductive behavior; however, the physiological consequences of receiving social signals has remained largely undescribed. Each night for 5, 10, or 20 days, we presented acoustically isolated male treefrogs with a conspecific mating chorus, an array of tones, or no sound. We recorded calling rate of individuals throughout the experiment… CONTINUE READING