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2014-04-01 23:27:27

The Science Museum of Virginia is celebrating March Ratness on April 3, 2014.

2014-03-25 23:00:04

New DIY Kit provides at home solutions from the “go to” experts for one-stop rodent solutions.

Research Maze Projects Images On The Floor
2014-02-27 15:23:13

A rodent in a maze is a staple — even a stereotype — of experimental psychology research.

2014-01-31 12:25:03

Terminix Identifies Most Rodent-Infested Cities MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan.

2014-01-16 23:26:29

Rodent Guys has expanded their Rat Removal and attic cleaning

2014-01-15 23:02:15

Rodent Guys has announced their services are now offered in La Verne and Pomona for rat

2014-01-15 23:01:52

Rodent Guys Pest Control is now offering their premier rodent control and rat extermination

2014-01-14 23:29:30

Rodent Guys are the rodent specialist of Southern California and are now offering

2014-01-14 23:25:17

Rodent Guys has expanded their pest control services to provide rat removal and attic

Social Experience Creates Empathetic, Pro-social Behavior In Rats
2014-01-14 11:22:21

Rats will help a stranger in distress only if they have had prior social experience with the type of the unfamiliar individual


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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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