Mamuneas, D.; Spence, A.J.; Manica, A.; King, A.

Behavioural experiments in the laboratory with stickleback fish - Fish learning data

Data are of speed and accuracy of decision making in stickleback fish of different personalities. A laboratory population of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) were repeatedly tested in a T-maze. The work was carried out between March 2012 and February 2013 at The Structure and Motion Laboratory, Royal Veterinary College. The work was funded by a BBSRC studentship, NERC ( grant NE/H016600/2 Does diversity deliver? How variation in individual knowledge and behavioural traits impact on the performance of animal groups) and The Royal Society (RG 110401) All animal care and experimental procedures described here were approved as non-regulatory procedures by the Ethics and Welfare Committee of the Royal Veterinary College, London (URN 2011 1084).

Publication date: 2015-06-30

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You must cite: Mamuneas, D.; Spence, A.J.; Manica, A.; King, A. (2015). Behavioural experiments in the laboratory with stickleback fish - Fish learning data. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/1ed2ab55-0688-4513-be9a-f9f0f21d2788

 

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2015-03-01    to    2013-02-28

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Mamuneas, D., Spence, A. J., Manica, A., King, A. J. (2015) Bolder stickleback fish make faster decisions, but they are not less accurate. Behavioral Ecology 6: 91-96.

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A laboratory population of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) were repeatedly tested in a T-maze, constructed out of opaque gray plastic with 3 arms a start maze and binary choice, one of which contained a food reward. Panasonic HDC-SD60 high-definition video cameras, each mounted directly above mazes, were used to record speed and accuracy of decision making in stickleback fish of different personalities. All animal care and experimental procedures described here were approved as non-regulatory procedures by the Ethics and Welfare Committee of the Royal Veterinary College, London (URN 2011 1084).

Correspondence/contact details

King, A.
Department of Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University
a.j.king@swansea.ac.uk

Authors

Mamuneas, D.
The Structure and Motion Laboratory, The Royal Veterinary College
Spence, A.J.
The Structure and Motion Laboratory, The Royal Veterinary College
Manica, A.
Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Zoology, Cambridge University
King, A.
Department of Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University

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Keywords
Animal Behaviour,  Behavioral Syndromes,  Cognition,  Fish,  Gasterosteus aculeatus Learning,  Maze,  Personality,  Sticklebacks