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Interacting with the enemy: indirect effects of personality on conspecific aggression in crickets
- Santostefano, Francesca, Wilson, Alastair J., Araya-Ajoy, Yimen G., Dingemanse, Niels J.
- Behavioral ecology 2016 v.27 no.4 pp. 1235-1246
- Gryllidae, aggression, males, personality
- Opponents beat you up more if you are an adventurous individual. In male field crickets, individuals that are more active, explorative, and aggressive, also make their conspecifics more aggressive in response. Personalities of social partners do matter in aggressive contests and are thus a source of indirect effects on behavior.