Date of Award

4-5-2019

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Benjamin Navia

Abstract

The L3 auditory neuron in female cricket Acheta domesticus responds to phonotactically attractive calls with decrement: a reduction in the number of action potentials in response to consecutive sound pulses within a chirp. Such unique response has been reported only in virgin females. This study evaluates the response of the L3 in male-exposed females to determine whether they respond to auditory stimuli differently from those exhibited by virgin female crickets.

Preliminary data indicate that L3 in young exposed female crickets responds with different decrement patterns as those reported for virgin females. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Subject Area

Crickets--Behavior; Crickets--Effect of sound on

DOI

https://dx.doi.org/10.32597/honors/201

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