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“DBDW” (Double Blind Double Wide)

Cooperative Lifestyles of the Naked Mole Rat. 2004

Naked mole-rats are the only true eusocial mammals. Living cooperatively, the blind, practically hairless naked mole-rats thrive in their arid subterranean environment by employing efficient strategies between themselves, and with their food sources, to survive. These cooperative strategies range from the sharing of labor, to preserving the continued life of primary food sources, to a unique physiology which allows for the adult queen rat to extend her body- by elongating the space between rear vertebrae, in order to accommodate large litters of the sand puppies.