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Interacting with the enemy: indirect effects of personality on conspecific aggression in crickets

Author:
Santostefano, Francesca, Wilson, Alastair J., Araya-Ajoy, Yimen G., Dingemanse, Niels J.
Source:
Behavioral ecology 2016 v.27 no.4 pp. 1235-1246
ISSN:
1465-7279
Subject:
Gryllidae, aggression, males, personality
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
6243974