Responses of virgin mice, and of maternal females, to normal and caesarian-section delivered pups.

@article{Rosenson1975ResponsesOV,
  title={Responses of virgin mice, and of maternal females, to normal and caesarian-section delivered pups.},
  author={Leon M. Rosenson},
  journal={Journal of comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1975},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={670-7}
}
Pups were presented to adult mice of the Porton strain. Significantly more mothers and virgin females retrieved pups to the nest than did virgin males. More virgin females than males licked pups, built nests and assumed lactation posture. Differences were significant even if males that attacked pups were excluded from consideration. Latencies to first appearance of maternal activities were higher than reported by most other workers. Possible genetic strain differences in the response of virgin… CONTINUE READING

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