Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Comparative Physiology

Volume

155

Publication Date

1-1-1984

First Page

233

Last Page

237

Abstract

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.

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