Social Experience Affects Same-Sex Pairing Behavior in Male Red Flour Beetles (Tribolium castaneum Herbst)
Journal of Insect Behavior, Volume 28, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 268-279.
Male red flour beetles (Tribolium castaneum Herbst) often pair and attempt to copulate with other males. We examined whether a male’s previous social experience affected his tendency to pair with other males. Virgin males were kept at different densities (singly, or with 3 or 7 males) and tested after 7, 14, or 28 days. Males performed fe...More
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