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dc.creatorStynoski, Jennifer Lynn
dc.creatorNoble, Virginia R.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-08T15:55:47Z
dc.date.available2019-05-08T15:55:47Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-011-1266-3es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1432-0762
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/76949
dc.description.abstractEffective coordination of behaviors such as foraging and avoiding predators requires an assessment of cues provided by other organisms. Integrating cues from multiple sensory modalities may enhance the assessment. We studied cue integration by tadpoles of Oophaga pumilio, which live in small arboreal water pools. In this species, mothers periodically visit their tadpoles and feed them with unfertilized eggs. When mothers visit, tadpoles beg conspicuously by vibrating until fed. However, animals other than mother frogs including potential predators may visit water pools. Thus, when a visitor appears, tadpoles must use visitor cues to decide whether to beg or to remain inactive to avoid predation. To elucidate the cues that prompt these behaviors, we videotaped behavior of O. pumilio tadpoles in response to isolated and multimodal cues. Tadpoles swam more when exposed to visual or visual and chemical cues of adult O. pumilio but only exhibited begging when exposed to visual, chemical, and tactile cues together. Visual, chemical, and tactile cues from either male or female adult O. pumilio stimulated swim- ming and begging, but the same cues from similarly sized heterospecific frogs did not. Lastly, tadpoles exposed to a potential predator did not beg and swam less than tadpoles with no stimulus. Together, these findings suggest that O. pumilio tadpoles use multimodal cues to modulate swimming behavior accordingly in the presence of egg provisioners, predators, and other visitors and that tadpole begging is induced by multimodal cues of conspecific frogs such that tactile and perhaps chemical cues supplement visual cues.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Vol 66(2), 191-199es_ES
dc.subjectAmphibianes_ES
dc.subjectLa Selva Biological Stationes_ES
dc.subjectMaternal carees_ES
dc.subjectMother-offspring communicationes_ES
dc.subjectOophaga pumilioes_ES
dc.subjectPhytotelmes_ES
dc.subject615.946 Venenos animaleses_ES
dc.titleTo beg or to freeze: multimodal sensory integration directs behavior in a tadpolees_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00265-011-1266-3
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto Clodomiro Picado (ICP)es_ES


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