Emigration mechanisms in feral house mice – a laboratory investigation of the influence of social structure, population density, and aggression

@article{Gerlach1996EmigrationMI,
  title={Emigration mechanisms in feral house mice – a laboratory investigation of the influence of social structure, population density, and aggression},
  author={Gabriele Gerlach},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={39},
  pages={159-170}
}
  • G. Gerlach
  • Published 1996
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Abstract Emigration in small mammals may be strongly related to social factors, but direct observations of emigrants are rare. Feral house mice (Mus domesticus) were studied using a population cage system that allowed continuous observation of individually marked animals. Mice that left their natal cage and took up residence in cages that could only be reached by crossing a water barrier were defined as emigrants. Six pairs of house mice with their litters were placed in the system, and data on… Expand

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