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Notes on the current distribution and the ecology of wild golden hamsters ( Mesocricetus auratus )
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All 19 golden hamsters caught in northern Syria were transferred to Germany and, together with three wild individuals supplied by the University of Aleppo, form a new breeding stock. Expand
Golden hamsters are nocturnal in captivity but diurnal in nature
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It is discovered that female hamsters in the wild were almost exclusively diurnal, raising many questions about the ecological variables that shape the activity patterns in golden hamsters and the differences between laboratory and field results. Expand
Differences in reproductive success between laboratory and wild-derived golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) as a consequence of inbreeding
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It is concluded that the reduced reproductive success of lab males represents a hidden inbreeding effect, although its precise physiological cause remains unclear, and first evidence for a major fitness disadvantage in captive golden hamsters is provided. Expand
Effects of social stress on behavior and corpus luteum in female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)
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Number and size of corpora lutea were enlarged in group-kept individuals, and this seems to be responsible for elevated plasma progesterone titres, and these results indicate social stress ingroup-kept female hamsters. Expand
A Nation of Fliers: German Aviation and the Popular Imagination
From huge, fragile airships hanging in the sky to dashing young war pilots obsessed with death and destruction, this text describes Germany's perilous romance with aviation, covering the brightExpand
Comparative studies of body mass, body measurements and organ weights of wild-derived and laboratory golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)
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No major differences between laboratory and wild-derived hamsters were observed, and there were distinct sexual specific differences in both strains only for body fat and adrenal glands. Expand
ACTIVITY RHYTHMS OF WILD AND LABORATORY GOLDEN HAMSTERS (MESOCRICETUS AURATUS) UNDER ENTRAINED AND FREE-RUNNING CONDITIONS
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Results indicate that the laboratory hamster is not much different from the wild type, although the interindividual variability was higher in wild hamsters for both measures. Expand
Stranded in the Present: Modern Time and the Melancholy of History
In this inventive book, Peter Fritzsche explores how Europeans and Americans saw themselves in the drama of history, how they took possession of a past thought to be slipping away, and how theyExpand
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