Mate preference for dominant vs. subordinate males in young female Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) following chemically-accelerated ovarian follicle depletion.
File containing all data collected from Y maze videos. Sheet 1 contains data, Sheet 2 contains information about treatments and variables. [CSV file] (44.26Kb)
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Roosa, Kristen; Place, Ned
Young (8-week-old) female Syrian hamsters were treated with 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD), which destroys ovarian follicles and functionally accelerates ovarian follicle depletion without compromising general health. VCD-treated and control females were allowed to choose between a dominant and a subordinate male in a Y-maze on the day of proestrus. This collection includes digital video recordings of both VCD-treated and control females in the Y maze. A separate file indicates the treatment status of each animal (male and female) in the videos and includes data on each female's behavior in the Y maze, collected by a blind observer.
National Science Foundation
mate preference; Y maze; hamster; aging