Effect of Starvation on the Responses of Male American Cockroaches1 to Sex and Food Stimuli2
Authors: MCCLUSKEY, R.; WRIGHT, C. G.; YAMAMOTO, R. T.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 62, Number 6, December 1969 , pp. 1465-1468(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A selected group of male Periplaneta americana (L.) was tested for responses to the sex pheromone of the female and to a food odor during the latter half of a 4- week period of starvation. Responses to the sex phermuol1e did not diminish from a preselected percentage of response until the 24th day. Responses to the food odor paralleled those of the sex pheromone. When the sex pheromone and food odor were presented simultaneously to the starved cockroaches, they preferentially responded to the sex pheromone.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1969-12-01
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