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Most and least popular posts of 2013 (animal behavior research)

Posted by G. Smit on Dec 31, 2013

It seems inevitable: the end-of-year lists. And yes, here at the Noldus blog, you can find them too. I did not want leave 2013 behind us without mentioning our three most popular blog posts on animal behavior research of this year. While 13 might not be a lucky number for some, we have had a great year in which we saw a lot of growth in zebrafish research and the combination of optogenetics and behavior. Not surprisingly, these two topics showed up in our top 3.

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Topics: EthoVision XT, mice, Video tracking, The Observer XT, animal behavior research, video observation, fish, zebrafish, Danio rerio, DanioVision, Parkinson's Disease, rats, birds, CatWalk XT, gait analysis, arthritis, monkey, locomotion, 2013

Primate behavior - cracking the nut, fur rubbing & mating behavior

Posted by Annelies Verkerk on Oct 23, 2013

Interested in primatology? Today we present to you three blog posts and a couple of interesting websites!

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Topics: primate, monkey

Observing monkey behavior – cracking the nut

Posted by G. Smit on Apr 16, 2013

We already know some monkeys display above average intelligence. One way by which we can tell is their use of tools. Behavioral studies have shown that capuchin monkeys use boulders and logs as anvils upon which they can crush nuts. Furthermore, these monkeys have demonstrated that they are able to identify hammer stones best for cracking, and nuts that are easy to crack.

Photo courtesy of Barth Wright.

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Topics: The Observer XT, video observation, coding schemes, ethogram, monkey, stationary research

Unraveling primate behavior, why do monkeys rub their fur?

Posted by Olga Krips on Jul 30, 2012

Did you know that tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) rub their fur vigorously with substances such as leaves, fruit, or insects? Such substances are often insecticidal, antiseptic, or anti-inflammatory. Therefore, fur rubbing may improve fur condition along with having a medical function.

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Topics: The Observer XT, animal behavior research, social behavior research, animal welfare, ethogram, primate, monkey, Pocket Observer

Secret sex and promiscuity - Mating behavior of Rhesus monkeys

Posted by Olga Krips on Apr 26, 2012

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Topics: The Observer XT, animal behavior research, coding schemes, ethogram, primate, monkey

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