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Réponses de la musaraigne musette Crocidura russula, aux marquages odorants d'individus de son espèce (Insectivota, Soricidae)
La Terre et la Vie
In order to evaluate the reaction to conspecifics scent tracks of Crocidura russula, a shrew with poorly developped territorial behaviour, simple choice tests in a Y-shaped systems were used. C. russula prefers a marked path to an unmarked one, the tracks of an unknown individual to its own, the tracks of an individual of the opposite sex to those of an individual of the same sex, and the tracks of its sexual partner to those of another individual of the same sex. The choices between two tracks gave a less obvious result than the choices between a marked path and an unmarked one. Ecological and social implications of these results are discussed.
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