grasshopper mouse


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Noun1.grasshopper mouse - insectivorous mouse of western North America
genus Onychomys, Onychomys - grasshopper mice
field mouse, vole - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
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"Where else are you going to find a recording of a northern grasshopper mouse?" And that's not to mention the variety of calls a single species can make; some even have different dialects in different regions.
Hidden Kingdoms Series that looks closely at the world of small creatures like the elephant shrew and grasshopper mouse, which can see off venomous scorpions.
This week, we observe the minuscule grasshopper mouse of North America's Sonoran desert.
Caption: An Arizona bark scorpion makes a tasty meal for the carnivorous southern grasshopper mouse. A protein in the mouse's nerves prevents pare signals triggered by the scorpion's sting from reaching the brain.
There are two distinct versions (different color phases and poses) of each of 11 small mammals that generally live in grasslands, along creeks/ponds, or woodland edges of Midwestern habitats: Eastern Chipmunk, Franklin's Ground Squirrel, Eastern Mole, Plains Pocket Gopher, Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, Northern Short Tailed Shrew, Southern Bog Lemming, Meadow Vole, Meadow Jumping Mouse, Deer Mouse, and Northern Grasshopper Mouse. A set of card fronts and backs gives facts about each of the animals (to be matched to the corresponding jointed models) with an image of the correct animal on the reverse side for self-checking.
Montanus; medium = North American deermouse Peromyscus maniculatus, hispid pocket mouse Chaetodipus hispidus, northern grasshopper mouse Onychomys leucogaster, house mouse Mus musculus, Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii); large = hispid cotton rat Sigmodon hispidus, thirteen-lined ground squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, southern plains woodrat Neotoma micropus) and analyzed number of crossings for each size of animal.
Olfactorily mediated attack suppression in the southern grasshopper mouse toward an unpalatable prey.
-- Studies were conducted to assess the effects of early exposure to food-borne olfactory cues and subsequent searching behavior and odor preferences in adult males of the grasshopper mouse, Onychomys arenicola.
The grasshopper mouse, with its strange calls and appetite for meat, is no ordinary rodent
Caption: An Arizona bark scorpion makes a tasty meal for the carnivorous southern grasshopper mouse's nerves prevents pain signals triggered by the scorpion's sting from reaching the brain.
Invertebrates, which compose a significant portion of diet of the northern grasshopper mouse (Flake, 1973; Davis and Schmidly, 1994), also were more abundant in colonies of prairie dogs.