Namaqualand - In the Land of Mice

Movie from 2002, 45min, in 5 parts on youtube.

See the striped mouse in its natural habitat and many more inhabitants of the Succulen Karoo.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

 

Short documentary about our research (Deutsche Welle TV, 2007).
C. Schradin on German TV speaking about the common rat (4 min).
(0.3 MB WMV Captive kept mice, paternal care:
The father is in the nest with the pups, licking and grooming them. He shows the same behavior patterns as the female (compare with video 2). The male is marked with hair dye.
(0.4 MB WMV) Maternal care: Apart from nursing, maternal care does not different from paternal care (compare with video 1). The father is sitting in the background.
(0.5 MB WMV) The female grooms the male. The male is marked with hair dye.
(1.3MB WMV) The parents are busy retrieving their 12 days old young. The male is marked with hair dye.
(4.7 MB WMV) A father retrieves his young in an experiment. The male is marked with hair dye.
(3.5 MB WMV) Wild males are retrieving pups to their nest (experiment).
(0.6 MB WMV) Videotaping inside a natural nest. The male –head marked black- grooms a juvenile in the nest.
(2.0 MB WMV) Time-lapse recording of a natural nest in the field. The mice sleep tightly huddled together.
(1.9 MB WMV) Morning at the nest. The mice are basking. The mice are individually marked with hair dye.
(2.6 MB WMV) Mice are grooming each other.
(3.3 MB WMV) Aggression experiment: Mice are attracted by bait in the field. The mice of one group eat peacefully next to one another. The mice of different groups react aggressively towards each other. The striped mouse is territorial.
(3.9 MB WMV) A whistling rat chases striped mice.
(1.0 MB WMV) A bush-Kkaroo rat chases striped mice.
(2.8 MB WMV) Bush-Kkaroo rat
(0.7 MB WMV) Aardvark
(o.6 MB WMV) Aardvark