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Using Enclosed Y-Mazes to Assess Chemosensory Behavior in Reptiles
 

Using Enclosed Y-Mazes to Assess Chemosensory Behavior in Reptiles

Article doi: 10.3791/61858
April 7th, 2021

Summary April 7th, 2021

Y-mazes enable researchers to determine the relevance of specific stimuli that drive animal behavior, especially isolated chemical cues from a variety of sources. Careful design and planning can yield robust data (e.g., discrimination, degree of exploration, numerous behaviors). This experimental apparatus can provide powerful insight into behavioral and ecological questions.

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