Image of the Day: Social Drinking

Drunken crayfish will roll on their backs and enthusiastically perform tail flips in their tanks. The animals are more likely to display they behaviors after spending time in a social environment compared with an isolated one.

Apr 27, 2017
The Scientist Staff

ALEXIS EXUM/JENS HERBERHOLZ

(See M.E. Swierzbinski et al, “Prior social experience affects the behavioral and neural responses to acute alcohol injuvenile crayfish,” Journal of Experimental Biology, doi:10.1242/jeb.154419, 2017.)