Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-7-2014 2:30 PM

End Date

3-7-2014 4:00 PM

Description

This research addresses some of the possible factors that affect male Acheta domesticus phonotactic responses to calls of males of the same species. The study examines cricket age and social interaction with females as possible factors affecting this behavior. Through logistic regression analysis, the study attempts to demonstrate a link between these factors and the responsiveness of the male crickets in the study. As the crickets aged, they responded to a wider range of syllable periods, which may imply that they follow a similar pattern of decreasing selectivity in their response with age as their female counterparts. The socialization aspect of the research is still underway. However, if it follows a similar trend as other cricket species, we expect to see socialization with females decrease responsiveness to conspecific calls.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar

Advisor: David Mbungu, Biology

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P-27 Factors Affecting Phonotactic Responses in Male Acheta domesticus

Buller Hallway

This research addresses some of the possible factors that affect male Acheta domesticus phonotactic responses to calls of males of the same species. The study examines cricket age and social interaction with females as possible factors affecting this behavior. Through logistic regression analysis, the study attempts to demonstrate a link between these factors and the responsiveness of the male crickets in the study. As the crickets aged, they responded to a wider range of syllable periods, which may imply that they follow a similar pattern of decreasing selectivity in their response with age as their female counterparts. The socialization aspect of the research is still underway. However, if it follows a similar trend as other cricket species, we expect to see socialization with females decrease responsiveness to conspecific calls.