Author

Chambegga

Date of Award

8-1992

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Biological Sciences

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Caged wasps of Euodynerus foraminatus were given a choice of a sibling or a nonsibling for mates. Two types of experiments were conducted: female choice and male choice. For female choice experiments one female, a sibling male, and an unrelated male were introduced into an observation cage. For male choice experiments one male, a sibling female, and an unrelated female were introduced into an observation cage. Females preferred to mate with siblings, but males mated randomly with regard to family relationship.

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