Effects of the consumption of male spermatophylax on the oviposition schedule of females in the decorated cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus

Eiiti Kasuya, Nobuyo Sato

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Abstract

The effects of the consumption of the spermatophylax produced by males on female fitness were studied in the decorated cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus. An increase in the number of spermatophylaces presented to females did not increase the total number of eggs made by females, the number of eggs laid, or the hatchability of eggs laid by females, but increased the number of eggs laid in the early stage of adult life of females. The duration of the egg stage decreased with the number of spermatophylaces presented to females. The implication of the results on the sham hypothesis that the spermatophylax does not have nutritional value is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalZoological Science
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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