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  • To detect the pheromones in that urine some mammals touch the liquid and do a distinctive, mortifying, lip-curling grimace called flehmen.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • To detect the pheromones in that urine some mammals touch the liquid and do a distinctive, mortifying, lip-curling grimace called flehmen.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Rupert nosed her from behind, his lip curled back in the half-pornographic, half-comical flehmen response, pushing cows and calves out of his way.

    The Dirty Life

  • Humans may have vomeronasal organs, but we do not flehmen.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Rhinos, elephants, and other ungulates flehmen regularly; so do bats and cats, which have their own species variations.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Rhinos, elephants, and other ungulates flehmen regularly; so do bats and cats, which have their own species variations.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Even better than flehmen is keeping the outside of the nose nice and moist.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Humans may have vomeronasal organs, but we do not flehmen.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Even better than flehmen is keeping the outside of the nose nice and moist.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • With mouth wide open, he looked like a dirty old man, testing the tannins of the progesterone equivalent of red wine with his flehmen grimace.

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

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  • "Mating for giraffes is year round, and a female's estrus occurs about every two weeks. The male will test her receptiveness doing what is known as flehmen. Here's where it gets gross. The male will induce the female to urinate. He will then scoop up some of her urine, and taste it like a fine wine. If all tastes well, the chase is on."

    - 'Seven More Bizarre Mating Rituals', scienceray.com, 12 July 2008.

    July 19, 2008

  • I clicked on this word because it looked familiar; am now frightened, wondering what I must have been reading!

    July 19, 2008

  • To inhale with one's upper lip curled back according to NPR's Says You!.

    May 20, 2017