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Behavior patterns of cold-resistant golden spiny mouse Acomys russatus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1801023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nesting behavior and food storage were studied in a cold-resistant (CR) population of the golden spiny mouse, Acomys russatus, in Southern Sinai at an altitude of 1600 m. CR-mice, in contrast to cold-sensitive (CS) ones, built nests in which they stored food. Such mice were found to be winter-solitary. These results show that food supply is an essential parameter for the survival of CR-mice during winter. Therefore, it is suggested that food supply rather than energy conservation was the main driving force in the selection of a solitary behavior pattern of CR-mice.
A Haim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0031-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-21     Completed Date:  1992-04-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Cold Temperature*
Food Supply
Muridae / physiology*
Nesting Behavior / physiology

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