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Data and Procedures - Three and a half day field study of social behavior of the prairie vole

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  • Prairie Vole
  • Social Behavior


These data were obtained as part of a field study of social behavior of the prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster in alfalfa fields (LF 2 and ALF 3) that was also used in the 25-year research (see During this study we monitored all nests twice weekly for 63 months, with very few skips of scheduled trapping (mostly during vacation periods and when had to attend meetings -- weather did not cause stoppage of trapping except for a very few days). We reformatted the social behavior data into a format for demographic analyses. These data essentially monitor a population every 3.5 days for 63 months.

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