Behavioral plasticity is the ability of an organism to detect cues in their environment and respond by modifying behavior. In the wild, dyeing poison frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) tadpoles are delivered by their dads to pools that vary in predation risk, resource availability, con-and hetero-specific density. Conspecific density is especially important as these tadpoles are aggressive and often cannibalistic. Behavioral plasticity in response to environmental cues may help tadpoles to compete for resources and survival.
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Oza, Samta; Surber, Lisa; and Fischer, Eva K., "Behavioral Plasticity in Response to Environmental Cues in Poison Frog Tadpoles" (2021). PRECS student works. 60.