Contents of the Fighting Walnut Flies module
Synopsis: The strange ritualized behavior exhibited in male-male contests is highlighted in this module. At the heart of the module are three interactive simulations, in which the user plays the role of a male walnut fly faced with an opponent. The user must decide whether to fight, run away, or perform a behavioral display. After 10 encounters, the score is totaled and evaluated. The module is about 10 pages long.
1. Introduction: why do some animals engage
in seemingly pointless, ritualized behavior?
7a. Intro to video clips of walnut flies engaged in sequential assessment behaviors:
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