Grooming and Infant Handling Interchange in Macaca fascicularis: The Relationship Between Infant Supply and Grooming Payment

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Female long-tailed macaques are attracted to infants and frequently groom mothers bearing them. Such grooming often involves the groomer contacting the infant and may be a trade of grooming for infant handling. To identify if grooming and infant handling are directly traded, I collected samples on times after female-to-mother grooming and on interactions in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10764-007-9202-0

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@article{Gumert2007GroomingAI, title={Grooming and Infant Handling Interchange in Macaca fascicularis: The Relationship Between Infant Supply and Grooming Payment}, author={Michael D. Gumert}, journal={International Journal of Primatology}, year={2007}, volume={28}, pages={1059-1074} }