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Ethology

Post by whizzbee » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:51 pm

Since I can't find the Ethology topic on the list, then I post this here, sorry..

What's the difference between innate behaviour and Fixed Action Patterns (FAP)?
It seems like they both are just the same..
'A spider that spins its web', this belongs to innate behaviour or FAP?
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Post by Darby » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:45 pm

Not positive, but I think that fixed action patterns are an aspect of innate behavior, and innate behavior is a wider category.

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