Journal of Comparative Physiology
Performance of a bout of courtship behaviour has a cumulative decremental effect on subsequent bouts in males of the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Bout length recovers as a function of time since the previous bout. The rate of recovery is independent of temperature. However, a 10-min exposure to an extremely low temperature (-30°C) temporarily increased bout length as if a complete recovery had been achieved. The results are explained by temporal removal of an inhibition.
Assem, J. van den; Putters, F. A.; and Voort-Vinkestijn, M. J. van der, "Effects of exposure to an extremely low temperature on recovery of courtship behavior after waning in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis" (1984). An. Paper 149.
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