Foraging in wild and captive colonies of the common mole‐rat Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)

@inproceedings{Spinks1999ForagingIW,
  title={Foraging in wild and captive colonies of the common mole‐rat Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)},
  author={Andrew C. Spinks and Trevor A Branch and Shula Croeser and Nigel C. Bennett and Jennifer U. M. Jarvis},
  year={1999}
}
  • Andrew C. Spinks, Trevor A Branch, +2 authors Jennifer U. M. Jarvis
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • The foraging behaviour of wild and captive colonies of the common mole-rat Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus was investigated. Field studies were undertaken at Steinkopf, an arid site in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The resource biomass and the total available energy here were amongst the highest recorded for any bathyergids, but geophytes were sparse and widely distributed. The low probability of locating these widely dispersed resources should promote co-operative foraging in these mole… CONTINUE READING

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