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Behavioral Anaylsis Footage

Scored Maternal Behaviors.  Rat mothers were measured in terms of latency to retrieve and number of pups retrieved, grooming, and nursing pups.  Surprisingly though, some mothers were quick to care for pups, others were not. Rat mothers were also scored on the amount of time exploring the cage and spent self-grooming, and sleeping.  The more time spent on these behaviors, the less time spent on pup care.

Below is a YouTube video highlighting some examples of scored behaviors: