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Wordless Wednesday: Pouched Rat having a treat

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This is a video recording of me introducing a new snack to the African Giant Pouched Rats (Cricetomys ansorgei) – fresh pumpkin seeds.
This fellow really seems to like it. I’m super impressed by this species dexterity. His handling of this seeds shows that.

This is just a snap shot of an experiment I am presently writing. Fingers crossed that the manuscript will be complete by the end of the week. As always I appreciate your support.

DNLee About the Author: DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Follow on Twitter @DNLee5.

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  1. 1. Mythusmage 3:16 pm 04/16/2014

    In Mom’s case (master’s thesis) it was an elderly southern white rhino pair. When she switched her thesis subject to a bacterium she was think dire thoughts about elderly rhinos.

    Good luck with the study.

    Link to this
  2. 2. tuned 11:42 pm 04/16/2014

    Looks like the dude that got our comments thread deleted a few days ago.
    Quid pro quo dude.

    Link to this

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