Data from: Survival of the feces: does a nematode lungworm adaptively manipulate the behavior of its cane toad host?

Patrick B. Finnerty, Richard Shine & Gregory P. Brown
Parasites can enhance their fitness by modifying the behavior of their hosts in ways that increase rates of production and transmission of parasite larvae. We used an antihelminthic drug to experimentally alter infections of lungworms (Rhabdias pseudosphaerocephala) in cane toads (Rhinella marina). We then compared subsequent behaviors of dewormed toads versus toads that retained infections. Both in the laboratory and in the field, the presence of parasites induced hosts to select higher body temperatures (thereby...
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