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2014-06-29 23:01:12

Poison-resistant “super rats” are being reported in Britain as the rat population booms in New York.

2014-06-16 08:23:32

LANSING, Mich., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with SenesTech, Inc., to manufacture and market

Rats Experience Regret Similar To Humans
2014-06-09 13:11:59

Are rats capable of showing emotions, such as regret? A new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Neuroscience suggests they can.

2014-06-06 23:03:38

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the cancellation of 12 popular rodent control products that do not comply with its safety standards.

2014-05-22 20:22:50

Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Lexington, KY, has announced the issuing of Patent No.

2014-04-30 23:04:31

Rat removal along with pest exclusion and insulation removal and attic insulation replacement service is available through Rodent

Decrease In Large Wildlife Populations Drives Increase In Rodent-borne Disease And Risk To Humans
2014-04-29 03:30:12

Populations of large wildlife are declining around the world, while zoonotic diseases (those transmitted from animals to humans) are on the rise.

Mice And Rats Stressed By The Scent Of Male Experimenters And Could Impact Research Findings
2014-04-28 03:59:51

Scientists' inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such studies.

2014-04-18 23:00:32

Rodent Guys is now servicing Ontario and Chino, CA for rat and rodent control.

2014-04-18 23:00:29

Rodent Guys has expanded their service area into Upland and Claremont, CA for


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Armored Rat, Hoplomys gymnurus
2012-07-17 14:40:46

The armored rat (Hoplomys gymnurus) is the only species within the Hoplomys genus. It is native to Latin America, with a range that extends from northern Honduras into northwestern Ecuador. It prefers a habitat at altitudes of up to 2,600 feet. It resides in burrows that can be up to 6.6 feet in length, and these burrows are typically located near a water source. The armored rat bears spines across its back, resembling a porcupine, and indeed, they are more related to the porcupine than...

Jamaican Rice Rat, Oryzomys antillarum
2012-07-04 11:09:29

The Jamaican rice rat (Oryzomys antillarum) is an extinct species of rodent that was once found in Jamaica. This rat is thought to have been a divergence of O. couesi, which can be found in mainland Central America. It is thought that this rat went extinct in the late 19th century due to habitat destruction and by predation and competition from introduced species like the mongoose and the brown rat. Elliott Coues noted two specimens of Oryzomys in his 1877 monograph about North American...

Sand Rat, Psammomys obesus
2012-06-20 16:14:18

The sand rat (Psammomys obesus), also known as the fat sand rat, is found in North Africa, as well as the Middle East. Its range extended from Mauritania to the Arabian Peninsula. It prefers habitats within sandy deserts, but it can be found within saline marsh areas and areas with rocky ground. It will burrow under vegetation like saltbushes, where rats can often be found foraging. There are many medical uses for the sand rat. Because of their tendency to get diabetes mellitus when fed a...

Maned Rat, Lophiomys imhausi
2012-05-23 13:57:55

The maned rat (Lophiomys imhausi), also known as the crested rat, has a range that includes Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda. It prefers a habitat located in highland forests and woodlands in these areas, while in Somalia and Ethiopia it prefers to reside in areas nearly at sea level. These rats will nest in hollow tree trunks or rocky areas, as well as within cliff-faces. The maned rat can reach a length of up to twenty-one inches, including the tail. The soft undercoat of...

Greater Cane Rat, Thryonomys swinderianus
2012-05-16 12:22:36

The greater cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus) is one of two species of cane rats found in Africa. They prefer to reside in reed beds or riverbanks south of the Saharan Desert. They have adapted well to urbanization and will also live on plantations. The nocturnal greater cane rat lives in small groups that are led by one alpha male and will make their burrows underground or in grasses. The diet of this cane rat consists of cane plants and grasses. When frightened, the greater cane rat will...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.