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Snake food preference: innate intraspecific geographic variation.
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PMID:  5732489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Compared to Florida individuals, a smaller percentage of Massachusetts Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis will accept fish. Both experienced adults and isolated newborn snakes respond similarly; the behavior is innate and correlated with habitat differences between the two localities. Although food preference in Natrix sipedon is also innate, geographic variation is not as clearcut.
M W Dix
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  159     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1968 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1969-09-19     Completed Date:  1969-09-19     Revised Date:  2009-03-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1478-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Animals, Newborn
Behavior, Animal*
New Jersey

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