Parental care improves offspring survival and growth in burying beetles

@article{Eggert1998ParentalCI,
  title={Parental care improves offspring survival and growth in burying beetles},
  author={Anne‐Katrin Eggert and Martina Reinking and Josef K. M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={55},
  pages={97-107}
}
Burying beetles (genus Nicrophorus) provide elaborate parental care to their offspring. Parental beetles defend a small vertebrate carcass, which constitutes the sole food source for the larvae. They also manipulate the carcass in various ways and directly regurgitate pre-digested carrion to the young. The benefits of carcass manipulation and regurgitation have been the subject of a few small-scale studies that have yielded conflicting results. In this study, we investigated the benefits of… Expand
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