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Title:

Fostering in European common shrews Sorex araneus (Soricidae, Insectivora)

Creator:

Haberl, W.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1996

Description:

The successful rearing of young Sorex araneus Linnaeus, 1758 by conspecific foster mothers is reported. Nursing shrews showed no aversion towards the presence of strange young in the nest, irrespective of age and size differences, as well as nonfamiliar odours of these young. Two adults put in the same container with their young showed no signs of aggression, even after succssive removal of the young. The observed phenomena suggest that either olfactory cues are not effective at this stage of development or that maternal instinct inhibits the contradictory informaation of these cues.

Subject and Keywords:

fostering ; adoption ; intraspecific aggression ; maternal behaviour ; olfactory communication ; shrews ; Sorex araneus ; Ryjówka aksamitna

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

4

Start page:

433

End page:

438

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.96-43

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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