Title

Adult-weanling recognition among captive meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)

Abstract

Encounters between weanlings and the adult(s) with which they were reared contained few agonistic behaviours. Encounters between weanlings and an unfamiliar adult, independently of genetic relatedness, contained many agonistic acts. Encounters involving female weanlings were less agonistic than those involving males. Adult agonism toward weanlings may be a behavioural mechanism regulating sex-biased dispersal patterns. -from Author

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Behaviour

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