Suckling behavior of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)

  title={Suckling behavior of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)},
  author={Betty McGuire},
  • Betty McGuire
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • In some mammals, young exhibit obvious preferences for anterior or posterior teats. In addition, individuals within litters may suckle consistently from the same teat or pair of teats—patterns of behavior termed teat fidelity and teat-pair fidelity, respectively. I examined if young prairie voles ( Microtus ochrogaster ) preferred particular locations of teats and exhibited fidelity to a particular teat or teat-pair. I marked individual young and scored location of teats suckled every other day… CONTINUE READING

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