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Behaviral Sink

Behaviral Sink

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Published by: Jose Sanchez on Mar 01, 2014
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Kennt ihr noch Thomas Malthus? Die Sliders Folge mit der Todeslottery? Wahrscheinlich nicht ....

With an abundance of food and places to live and with predation and disease eliminated or minimi ed! only the animals" behavior with respect to one another remained as a factor that might affect the increase in their number. There could be no escape from the behavioral conse#uences of rising population density. $epp %ausg&ste sind was feines .... 'y the end of () *ears the population had become stabili ed at +,- adults. *et adult mortality was so low that ,!--- adults might have been e.pected from the observed reproductive rate. The reason this larger population did not materiali e was that infant mortality was e.tremely high. /ven with only +,- adults in the enclosure! stress from social interaction led to such disruption of maternal behavior that few young survived. %ey mal in 'erlin gewesen .... The conse#uences of the behavioral pathology we observed were most apparent among the females. Many after successfully giving birth! fell short in their maternal functions. 0mong the males the behavior disturbances ranged from se.ual deviation to cannibalism and from frenetic overactivity to a pathological withdrawal from which individuals would emerge to eat! drin1 and move about only when other members of the community were asleep. The common source of these disturbances became most dramatically apparent in the populations of our first series of three e.periments! in which we observed the development of what we called a behavioral sin1. Wir nennen das Disco aber irgend wie gef&llt mir so langsam behavirol sin1 auch besser ... 0s many as 2-- of the 3-- in each e.perimental population would assemble in one pen during periods of drin1ing. 4ndividuals would rarely drin1 e.cept in the company of others. 0s a result e.treme population densities developed in the pen adopted for carousing! leaving the others with sparse populations. Metropolis! der 1omische stumm Film der hin und wieder mal auf 0rte l&uft ... /ating and other biological activities were thereby transformed into social activities in which the principal satisfaction was interaction with others. 4n the case of carousing! this transformation of behavior did not 1eep the animals from securing ade#uate reproduction. 'ut the same

periments in which the behavioral sin1 developed! infant mortality ran as high as 62 percent among the most disoriented groups in the population.pathological 5togetherness5 tended to disrupt the ordered se#uences of activity involved in other vital modes of behavior such as the courting of se.. Moloch muss 7a nicht immer unbedingt ein Maschinengott sein .. . 4n the e. partners! the building of nests and th# nursing and care of the young. vieleicht ist er heute eher sowas wie ein blin elnder 8y1lop! der wachsam die wimmelden Massen betrachtet auf ihrer Suche nach 1ur weiliger 9l:c1seelig1eit.

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