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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (20): 3649–3654.
Published: 15 October 2012
... and underlying mechanisms have been most thoroughly characterized in Ansell's mole-rat, Fukomys anselli , which is the species of choice due to its spontaneous drive to construct nests in the southeastern sector of a circular arena using the magnetic field azimuth as the primary orientation cue. Because...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (23): 4747–4750.
Published: 1 December 2006
... or with the involvement of the eye, particularly the retina. We provide the first behavioural support for the cornea carrying the respective primary sensors in mole-rats ( Fukomys anselli ) by showing that local anaesthesia disrupts their normal directional magnetic orientation. During corneal anaesthesia in normal...
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (4): 647–659.
Published: 15 February 2005
...Tali Kimchi; Moshe Reshef; Joseph Terkel SUMMARY Subterranean mammals like the blind mole-rat (Rodentia: Spalax ehrenbergi ) are functionally blind and possess poor auditory sensitivity,limited to low-frequency sounds. Nevertheless, the mole-rat demonstrates extremely efficient ability to orient...