Behavioral shifts associated with reproduction in garter snakes

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R. Shine; B. Phillips; H. Waye; R. T. Mason;
(2003)
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology,volume 14,issue 2 March,pages251-256
  • Subject: antipredator; courtship; feeding; Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis; thermoregulation
    mesheuropmc: complex mixtures | integumentary system | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Reproduction may involve profound modifications to behaviors such as feeding, antipredator tactics, and thermoregulation. Such shifts have generally been interpreted as direct consequences of reproduction but may instead be secondary effects of reproduction-associated c... View more
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