Behavior of wild Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus): a study conducted by John B. Calhoun from 1947 to 1959 near Towson Maryland
Calhoun, John B.
United States. Army. Signal Corps.
United States. Public Health Service.
United States. Navy Medicine Support Command. Audiovisual Production Department.
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Medical Audio-Visual Department
Bethesda, Md. : Navy Medicine Support Command, Visual Information Directorate, Audiovisual Production Dept., 1957
This film shows rat behavior in groups. The rats are filmed in a pen for twenty-seven months. The first section shows the rat's manual abilities and the modification of its surroundings. The film details construction of burrows. The next section explains the rat's life from birth to adulthood. The third section describes territorial defense. The next section reports on food and water in the life of a rat. The last section details sexual behavior.
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Received: Nov. 15, 2005; gift; from the Naval Medicine Support Command.