Development of skilled detection and extraction of embedded prey by wild brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella apella).

  title={Development of skilled detection and extraction of embedded prey by wild brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella apella).},
  author={No{\"e}lle Gunst and Sue Boinski and Dorothy Munkenbeck Fragaszy},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  volume={124 2},
Brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella apella) in Suriname forage on larvae enclosed within healthy bamboo stalks. We applied the searching versus handling dichotomy of optimal foraging models to highlight developmental processes contributing to foraging on embedded prey. Larvae acquisition begins with search; selecting an appropriate stalk and locating the embedded larvae; followed by handling, ripping the stalk open, and extracting the larvae. Although extraction behaviors were present at low… 

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