Familiarity and partner preferences in female common voles, Microtus arvalis

@article{inkov2006FamiliarityAP,
  title={Familiarity and partner preferences in female common voles, Microtus arvalis},
  author={Věra Pavelkov{\'a} Ři{\vc}{\'a}nkov{\'a} and Radim {\vS}umbera and Franti{\vs}ek Sedl{\'a}{\vc}ek},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={95-98}
}
Captive female common voles (Microtus arvalis) had a clear social preference for familiar males in a standard preference test. Cohabitation for a short period resulted in preferences for familiar partners, and females spent eight times more time in body contact with a familiar male than with an unfamiliar male. Females also displayed stranger-directed… CONTINUE READING