Disentangling a shared trait: male control over mate guarding duration revealed by a mate exchange experiment

Haneke-Reinders M, Mazur A-P, Zyma O, Ramm SA, Reinhold K (2020)
Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 74(5): 54.

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Shared behavioural traits result from the interaction of two or more individuals, making it difficult to discern which individual is in control of the behaviour of interest. Especially in the case of shared reproductive traits such as mating duration or mate guarding duration is this an important issue to resolve, because these are potentially closely connected to fitness and are likely to exhibit sexual conflict. Here, we sought to disentangle which sex controls mate guarding duration in the tropical house cricket Gryllodes sigillatus, a species in which mate guarding and nuptial feeding by the male have been proposed to prevent premature removal of the transferred spermatophore by the female. To do so, we performed a series of mating experiments in a paired design, in which the first mating dyad was allowed to start mating some time before the second dyad. Once both dyads were in the mate guarding phase, we then interrupted them and exchanged partners, enabling us to determine whether the remaining guarding duration depended more on the duration of guarding already performed by the male in the new dyad (implying male control) or on the guarding already received by the female (implying female control). We found that the time a female was guarded overall was significantly affected by how long the exchanged male had already engaged in mate guarding with the previous female, but conversely, the total time males guarded both females was unaffected by the duration of guarding that the exchanged female had previously received. Our data thus clearly demonstrate that males rather than females control mate guarding duration and adjust the duration according to females' weight.
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Interaction phenotypes; Mate guarding; Mate exchange; Sexual conflict; Mating behaviour; Gryllodes; Cricket
Erscheinungsjahr
2020
Zeitschriftentitel
Behavioral ecology and sociobiology
Band
74
Ausgabe
5
Art.-Nr.
54
ISSN
0340-5443
eISSN
1432-0762
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2943299

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Haneke-Reinders M, Mazur A-P, Zyma O, Ramm SA, Reinhold K. Disentangling a shared trait: male control over mate guarding duration revealed by a mate exchange experiment. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology. 2020;74(5): 54.
Haneke-Reinders, M., Mazur, A. - P., Zyma, O., Ramm, S. A., & Reinhold, K. (2020). Disentangling a shared trait: male control over mate guarding duration revealed by a mate exchange experiment. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 74(5), 54. doi:10.1007/s00265-020-02832-1
Haneke-Reinders, M., Mazur, A. - P., Zyma, O., Ramm, S. A., and Reinhold, K. (2020). Disentangling a shared trait: male control over mate guarding duration revealed by a mate exchange experiment. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 74:54.
Haneke-Reinders, M., et al., 2020. Disentangling a shared trait: male control over mate guarding duration revealed by a mate exchange experiment. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 74(5): 54.
M. Haneke-Reinders, et al., “Disentangling a shared trait: male control over mate guarding duration revealed by a mate exchange experiment”, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, vol. 74, 2020, : 54.
Haneke-Reinders, M., Mazur, A.-P., Zyma, O., Ramm, S.A., Reinhold, K.: Disentangling a shared trait: male control over mate guarding duration revealed by a mate exchange experiment. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology. 74, : 54 (2020).
Haneke-Reinders, Michael, Mazur, Anna-Paulina, Zyma, Oleksandr, Ramm, Steven A., and Reinhold, Klaus. “Disentangling a shared trait: male control over mate guarding duration revealed by a mate exchange experiment”. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 74.5 (2020): 54.
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