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Assessing hoarding in mice.

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Hoarding is a species-typical behavior shown by rodents, as well as other animals. By hoarding, the rodent secures a food supply for times of emergency (for example, when threatened by a predator) or for times of seasonal adversity such as winter. Scatter hoarding, as seen typically in squirrels and birds, involves placing small caches of food in hidden places, generally underground. Most rodents, however, hoard a supply of food in or near the home base--for example, in 'larders' near the sle...

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10.1038/nprot.2006.171

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nature protocols
Volume:
1
Issue:
6
Pages:
2828-2830
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1750-2799
ISSN:
1754-2189
URN:
uuid:56ba2c89-4e1d-47c1-8d90-616474507d0a
Source identifiers:
12633
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pubs:12633

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