New answers tagged ethology
I've had some experience with Karen Strier's 'Primate Behavioural Ecology', and it's solid. It's a nice overview with (obviously) a strong ecology/ethology bent. I don't think it comes in ebook though. Here's the Amazon link.
Not really my field, but I can point to this review which discusses a couple of different ways in which ants organize their communities: Heinze. 2008. The demise of the standard ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) I know that in some species there can be several queens per colony (so more robust to queen deaths). In many species, workers can start laying eggs if ...
I suspect he just meant "when they are hungry" and likely was playing it up for TV. According to the San Diego Zoo, they only manage to eat about once a month, and spend a few days digesting their prey. Adults spend an average of 26 days searching for prey. 10-20 minutes eating. (A 50 kg female was observed to swallow a 31 kg boar in 17 minutes). 3-6 ...
The author is likely referring to the mechanosensory behavior of bone (reviewed in Huang and Ogawa, 2010; lots of Google Scholar citations). Bone loading produces very tiny mechanical deflections (strain) which are translated into biochemical signals that promote bone growth through the action of osteoblasts. Burger and Klein-Nuland (1999) review possible ...
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