Animal Nutrition

Teaching Offspring How To Forage

August 5, 2020 1
From birds to lizards and mammals, parents put effort into showing their offspring how to forage effectively. That is, how to obtain nutrition while maintaining a balance with other activities in accordance with optimal foraging […]
Animal Nutrition

Ants Farm Aphids For Their Honeydew

July 29, 2020 0
and on his farm he had an aphid, ee-i-ee-i-o Humans have perfected the art of farming. We have learned to create beautiful, healthy crops of fruits, vegetables, and meats to feed our masses. Most of […]
Animal Nutrition

Altruistic Food Signalling Among Chickadees

March 18, 2020 1
Food signalling calls are commonplace in the animal kingdom. A diverse range of organisms use some form of communication with respect to food. The general idea in several species is that if you make food […]
junk food
Animal Nutrition

Do Animals Eat Junk Food, Too?

February 26, 2020 0
Food choices in the animal kingdom are assumed to adhere to the tenets of optimal foraging theory. An animal is expected to weigh the costs and benefits of including certain foods in its diet so as […]
primate breastfeeding
Animal Nutrition

How Primate Moms Decide When to Start Weaning Their Babies

November 6, 2019 0
Weaning is a difficult thing to study and to quantify. Because of the multitude of factors involved that a mother cannot control (resources, predation, environmental stochasticity, number of previous offspring, offspring size, and sex), the […]
food pyramid
Animal Nutrition

Why Humans Need A Food Pyramid

February 27, 2019 3
Do Humans Really Need A Food Pyramid? Humans are introduced to the food pyramid at a very early age. It tells us the approximate percentage of fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains, and meat we should eat. […]