*A small-spotted genet (Genetta genetta) rubbing and scent marking a 3-mercapto-3- methylbutanol dispenser

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撮影場所:Northern Botswana

Peter Apps

種類:Genetta genetta
キーワード:inter-specific scent marking semiochemistry pheromone tomcat thiol

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A small-spotted genet (Genetta genetta) rubbing and scent marking a 3-mercapto-3-
methylbutanol dispenser, leaving briefly at time 03:12:35 and returning to rub and mark at 03:12:38 until 03:12:41. 3-mercapto-3-methylbutanol is a major odorous component of tomcat urine. Video shot in infrared by a Bushnell Trophycam camera trap.

Below is the abstract from the article containing this video:

The scent of 3-mercapto-3-methylbutanol (3-M-3-MB), a volatile component of leopard (Panthera padres) and domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) urine, released at about 10 ng/s from slow-release dispensers, elicited scent-marking from African civet (Civettictis civetta), small-spotted genet (Genetta genetta) and slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea), as well as African wildcat (F. s. cafra). A female leopard was apparently repelled by the scent. The scent-marking and scent-rubbing by species other than African wildcats and leopards were unexpected and have important implications for the design of studies to investigate chemical communication between wild mammals and the use of camera traps to estimate animal numbers. Videos showing the behaviours referred to in this article are available at; http://www.momo-p.com/showdetail-e.php?movieid=momo161223fs01a; http://www.momo-p.com/showdetail-e.php?movieid=momo161223gs01a; http://www.momo-p.com/showdetail-e.php?movieid=momo161223gg01a.

Peter Apps, Megan Claase, Ben Yexley, and J. Weldon McNutt (2017)
Interspecific responses of wild African carnivores to odour of 3- mercapto-3-methylbutanol, a component of wildcat and leopard urine. J Ethol. 10.1007/s10164-016-0503-7