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Behavioural responses to the four odour stimuli

 

In both the tigers and the bush dogs, Sniffing was by far the most observed log-directed behaviour. In the tigers, riting and Toying were also commonly seen behaviours, but less frequently seen in the bush dogs.

In the present study, no significant differences in number of interactions were found between  that the horse blood and the Trans-4,5-epoxy-(E)-2-decenal ("pig blood odour"), for either of the two species. This means that the two odour stimuli were pretty much equally interesting to both the tigers and the bush dogs.

However, the number of interactions during both the sessions with the horse blood and the Trans-4,5-epoxy-(E)-2-decenal ("pig blood odour") were significantly more higher than the number of interactions during the sessions with both the Isopenthyl acetate ("banana odour") and the Diethyl phtalate (Solvent), in both the tigers and the bush dogs. This indicates that both the tigers and the Bush dogs find the horse blood and the Trans-4,5-epoxy-(E)-2-decenal ("pig blood odour") more interesting than the Isopenthyl acetate ("banana odour") and the Diethyl phtalate (Solvent).


 

 


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Last updated: 05/08/13