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Animal Communication Lab
WHY DO THESE TWO FROG SPECIES LOOK AND SOUND DIFFERENT?
We can do an experiment to find out!
(Teachers can email Dr. Ryan Taylor for the answer key at email@example.com)
For background information on these frogs and to hear their calls, see their species profiles here.
Female Mate Choice Experiments
The experiment setup:
We present the female with two speakers, each playing a different call. The females perceive the calls as coming from a male and approach the speaker that broadcasts the call she prefers. When the female approaches to within 5 cm of the speaker and stays within that vicinity for at least 3 seconds, we record this as her mate choice.
VIDEO 1: TÚNGARA FROG PHONOTAXIS
VIDEO 2: GREEN TREEFROG PHONOTAXIS
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