Pregnant naked mole rat

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There seems to be a favorite in the naked mole-rat colony. One of the adult females has attacked every other adult female in the colony — except the queen — ultimately killing them. Most of the fights and attacks happened before the queen gave birth to her first litter of pups, but one final attack happened in February. Since then, the colony has been calm. The other adult females who have died after attacks were not the queen's direct offspring. They will have their first veterinary exam and receive their identification chips when they are about six months old — and there are likely more pups on the way!

More Naked Mole-rat Pups May Be on the Way

Naked Mole-Rat Queen Cements Her Reign With Eight New Babies | DCist

The pay is crap, sure, but you can take comfort in the fact you're not a naked mole rat. It turns out their queens literally feed their workers faeces dosed with hormones to encourage them to look after their young. Shouldn't they unionise or something? Naked mole rats might not be the prettiest of animals, but what they lack in aesthetics they earn back in astounding brute resilience. They can endure crippling pain , resist cancer like a boss, and even though they look like your grandmother's sagging neck flap, they don't age.

Naked Mole Rat Queen Gives Birth To Second Litter, Months After Being Crowned

The Smithsonian National Zoo's naked mole rat colony is welcoming seven new pups after their queen gave birth to her second litter, the zoo announced on Sunday. Naked mole rats are eusocial mammals, meaning they spend their lives in large colonies with a single breeding female — their queen. On Dec. The naked mole rat queen is capable of getting pregnant again just two weeks after last giving birth.
The naked mole-rat Heterocephalus glaber is one of the two known mammalian species that live in a eusocial population structure. Here we investigate the exceptionally long gestation period of 70 days observed in the mole-rat queen. The course of seven successful pregnancies in two individuals was recorded in a colony of captive naked mole-rats using ultrasound biomicroscopy UBM and 3D-ultrasonography. We establish a catalogue of basic reference ultrasound data for this species by describing the ultrasonographic appearance of reproductive organs, calculating growth curves to predict gestational age and defining ultrasonographic milestones to characterize pregnancy stages.