• Development of orienting behaviour in the Indian gerbilTatera indica indica (Hardwicke)

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      Orienting; pivoting; creeping; walking; ontogenetic development; maternal processes

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      Movements of whole body, or pivoting, dominate the early orienting behaviour of infant gerbils,Tatera indica indica (Hardwicke). Progression is then accomplished by creeping (4–12 days), which is superseded by walking. The early responses are more important for survival. The young incapacitated later (age > 5 days) are thus reared successfully.

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      P Vasanta Kumari1 Jamil Ahmad Khan1

      1. Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 001, India
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