Vaginal scent marking: effects on ultrasonic calling and attraction of male golden hamsters.

@article{Johnston1984VaginalSM,
  title={Vaginal scent marking: effects on ultrasonic calling and attraction of male golden hamsters.},
  author={Robert E. Johnston and Mei-Po Kwan},
  journal={Behavioral and neural biology},
  year={1984},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={158-68}
}
Male hamsters were tested for their responses to areas that had been scent marked by intact or vaginectomized females to determine the effects of naturally deposited vaginal secretions on male behavior. In the first experiment males produced more ultrasonic courtship calls when investigating areas marked by intact females than areas scented by vaginectomized females, demonstrating that vaginal marks facilitate such calling. In a wind-tunnel preference test situation in which scent-marked alleys… CONTINUE READING