Food availability and foraging by wild colonies of Damaraland mole-rats (Cryptomys damarensis): implications for sociality

@article{Jarvis1998FoodAA,
  title={Food availability and foraging by wild colonies of Damaraland mole-rats (Cryptomys damarensis): implications for sociality},
  author={J. M. Jarvis and N. Bennett and A. C. Spinks},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={113},
  pages={290-298}
}
  • J. M. Jarvis, N. Bennett, A. C. Spinks
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Abstract We investigated some of the ecological determinants of sociality in the Damaraland mole-rat, including the spatial distribution and biomass of resources (geophytes) available to foraging Damaraland mole-rats in partly vegetated sand dunes in the Kalahari and in grasslands near Dordabis, Namibia, and the foraging behaviour and residency characteristics of colonies at Dordabis. In both study areas, the geophytes had a clumped distribution, but the highest coefficients of dispersion and… CONTINUE READING
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