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Dietary choices by four captive slender lorises (Loris tardigradus) when presented with various insect life stages.

dc.contributor.author Clayton, Jonathan B
dc.contributor.author Glander, Kenneth E
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-01T20:22:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-01T20:22:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20872876
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/16156
dc.description.abstract The slender loris (Loris tardigradus) is a rare, nocturnal prosimian found only in the tropical rainforest of southern India and Sri Lanka. Little is known about their diet, though it is assumed that insects comprise a majority of their wild diet. Based on this assumption, captive lorises are offered a variety of insects or insect life stages; the species of insect or the life stage is often determined by what is easiest to buy or rear. Captive lorises at the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) were offered the opportunity to choose which life stage of mealworms (Tenebrio molito), superworms (Zophobus morio), or waxworms (Galleria mellonella) they preferred. The DLC captive lorises did not select the largest life stages of any insect offered. They preferred the larvae stage to the adult stage in all three insect species, and males and females had different insect species and life stage preferences.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Zoo Biol
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1002/zoo.20346
dc.subject Animals
dc.subject Feeding Behavior
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Insecta
dc.subject Larva
dc.subject Lorisidae
dc.subject Male
dc.title Dietary choices by four captive slender lorises (Loris tardigradus) when presented with various insect life stages.
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Glander, Kenneth E|0114425
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20872876
pubs.begin-page 189
pubs.end-page 198
pubs.issue 2
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Evolutionary Anthropology
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 30
dc.identifier.eissn 1098-2361
duke.contributor.orcid Glander, Kenneth E|0000-0001-9563-4660


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