Behavioural modulation of predation risk: moonlight avoidance and crepuscular compensation in a nocturnal desert rodent, Dipodomys merriami

@article{Daly1992BehaviouralMO,
  title={Behavioural modulation of predation risk: moonlight avoidance and crepuscular compensation in a nocturnal desert rodent, Dipodomys merriami},
  author={M. Daly and Philip R. Behrends and M. Wilson and L. F. Jacobs},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1992},
  volume={44},
  pages={1-9}
}
  • M. Daly, Philip R. Behrends, +1 author L. F. Jacobs
  • Published 1992
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract The temporal and spatial distribution of above-ground activith in Merriam's kangaroo rats, Dipodomys merriami , radio-tracked during 10 winters varied in relation to phases of the moon. At the full moon, animals were more likely to be found in their day burrows at scheduled hourly radio fixes, and when they emerged, they stayed closer to home. At partial moon phases, above-ground activity was preferentially allocated to hours when the moon was down. As predicted from an extension of… CONTINUE READING

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