View Full Version : Male mice sing mating songs

2005-Nov-01, 08:28 PM
Scientists have known for decades that female lab mice or their pheromones cause male lab mice to make ultrasonic vocalizations. But a new paper from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis establishes for the first time that the utterances of the male mice are songs.
Washington University link (http://mednews.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/6040.html)
There is a link to the actual songs, transposed into the range of human hearing, on the website. They do sound a lot like bird songs.

2005-Nov-02, 01:30 AM
Nice illiteration there. Male Mice Mate for Maturing Mortality...

*Ahem* VERY interesting article.

2005-Nov-02, 08:04 PM
American men don't sing like men of the Old World. A great cultural loss.

2005-Nov-02, 08:57 PM
I can sing! Mainly when people are twisting my arm.