Threat-sensitive feeding strategy of immature sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in response to recent experimental infection with the cestode Schistocephalus solidus

@article{Aeschlimann2000ThreatsensitiveFS,
  title={Threat-sensitive feeding strategy of immature sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in response to recent experimental infection with the cestode Schistocephalus solidus},
  author={Peter B. Aeschlimann and Michael A. H{\"a}berli and Manfred Milinski},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={49},
  pages={1-7}
}
Threat-sensitive decision-making might be changed in response to a parasitic infection that impairs future reproduction. Infected animals should take more risk to gain energy to speed up their growth to achieve early reproduction and/or to strengthen their immune response. To avoid correlational evidence, we experimentally infected and sham-infected… CONTINUE READING