Data from: Recent social history alters male courtship preferences

Lyndon Alexander Jordan & Robert C Brooks
Phenotypically plastic mating behaviour may allow males to modify their reproductive behaviour to suit the prevailing social conditions, but we do not know if males only react to immediate social stimuli or change their inherent mate preferences according to their social history. Here we examine the effect of social experiences on the subsequent reproductive behaviour of male guppies under standard conditions, allowing us to distinguish the effect of past and immediate social conditions. Males experienced...
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