Boldness and predator deterrence: A reply to Milinski and Boltshauser
Milinski and Boltshauser doubt that we have provided experimental evidence for a pursuit-deterrence function of predator approach behaviour in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). They claim that our methods are flawed and our results correlational and, as a consequence, our evidence is ambiguous. Here, we present a rebuttal of Milinski and Boltshauser's criticisms, and provide additional experimental data that confirm the original results and interpretations of Godin and Davis.
|Journal||Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences|
Godin, J.-G.J, & Davis, S.A. (1995). Boldness and predator deterrence: A reply to Milinski and Boltshauser. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 262(1363), 107–112. doi:10.1098/rspb.1995.0183