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Color discrimination in Tamias striatus.

dc.contributor.authorCadena, Esmereldaen_US
dc.contributor.authorReffigee, Lesteren_US
dc.contributor.authorUlbrich, Jessicaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Campusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T21:54:23Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T21:54:23Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54338
dc.description.abstractGrey Squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis, have been shown to have dichromatic color vision, which they use while foraging. This may assist them in selecting and recognizing higher quality food sources while minimizing energy exerted. Although Grey Squirrel vision has been researched, to our knowledge nothing is known about the color vision of the Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus. In addition to helping a chipmunk recognize a food source, the ability to recognize color may also help a chipmunk to identify and avoid predators. We proposed that chipmunks could distinguish color. To investigate this hypothesis, we conditioned a chipmunk to choose a red cup preferentially over a blue cup by offering a reward in the red cup. We predicted that after conditioning, a chipmunk would continue to select the red cup even after random positioning of the two dishes. Furthermore, we predicted that if we switched the color of the cup the reward was in, the chipmunk would still choose the red cup.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectIntroduction to Field Researchen_US
dc.titleColor discrimination in Tamias striatus.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54338/1/2774.pdfen_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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