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Schematic representation of our mate choice experiment.

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posted on 09.04.2014, 03:40 by Elizabeth Bastiaans, Mary Jane Bastiaans, Gen Morinaga, José Gamaliel Castañeda Gaytán, Jonathon C. Marshall, Brendan Bane, Fausto Méndez de la Cruz, Barry Sinervo

All females participated in one SC trial and one DC trial, each of which included two males, one from SAA and one from CPN. In all cases, DC trials included a pure blue male from CPN and a pure white male from SAA. In trial pairings with an identical morph SC trial, the males included in the SC trial were either both pure yellow or both yellow-orange. In trial pairings with a dosage effect SC trial, the possible male pairings in the SC trial were blue-orange (CPN) vs. white-orange (SAA) or blue-yellow (CPN) vs. white-yellow (SAA).