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where's the best place to put testosterone if you want a rat to mount?

MS marshmallow5 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 23 22:15:00 EST 2001

I didn't realize that T. delivery could be so localized. Intersting...


> You would place the capsule in the preoptic area of the anteior
> hypothalamus. As for the latter suspicion, using the propper capsules
> actually will deliver a pretty discreet spatial aplication of T. There are
> studies using dyes that measure the extent of dispersion from implant
> site. Also, there is a plethora of literature detailing the localized
> implant of T and effects on sex behavior, showing regional specificity.
> For the original poster, I would review the primary literature to
> determine where to place the implants. Pretty much any of the studies by
> BJ Everitt would be a good place to start (see Neuroscience and
> Biobehavioral Reviews 14: 217-23 for a review)

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