Isolation rearing reveals latent antisnake behavior in California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus becheeyi) searching for predatory threats

@article{Tromborg2015IsolationRR,
  title={Isolation rearing reveals latent antisnake behavior in California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus becheeyi) searching for predatory threats},
  author={Chris T. Tromborg and R. Coss},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={855-865}
}
  • Chris T. Tromborg, R. Coss
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Cognition
  • This study of California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus beecheyi) investigated the long-term effects of isolation rearing on alarm-call recognition. Six wild-caught squirrels, trapped as yearlings, and six laboratory-reared squirrels were maintained in solitary cages for approximately 3 years prior to the study. Visual searching and olfactory searching were measured as squirrels emerged from their burrow-like nest box into a laboratory room after hearing repetitive playbacks of alarm calls… CONTINUE READING
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