African giant pouched rats
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Cricetomyinae
Genus : Cricetomys
Animals in the genus Cricetomys
Facts about the genus Cricetomys, the African giant pouched rats
'APOPO is currently based at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania, where African giant pouched rats are trained for mine detection.
African giant pouched rats are used to sniff out land mines.
gambian and african giant pouched rats are soooooo dangerous.
Though most rats would basically qualify in terms of sensitivity and intelligence, the â€˜Cricetomysâ€™ is showing some specific advantages for the mine detection task: With a focus on the African continent, the â€˜Cricetomysâ€™ is a widespread
You post on the botanical methods of detecting land mines, and I respond saying that the african giant pouched rats are better.
(2004-04-01, 2004-05-17) Using rats to detect landmines - The large African rat Cricetomys is used to sniff out landmines, and in trials also samples which contain tubercolosis. (Full text)
Big Cat Rescue African giant pouched rats are trained for mine detection my Dwarf Hamster Another big cat rescue What is wrong? (Full text)
African giant pouched rats are trained for mine detection strikerratt Exotic Mammals (Full text)
Of course, not all African rats are going to like everything listed above and you may want to try giving yours many other tasty foods, but remember, African Giant Pouched rats are hoarders, and if offered one of their favorites, will take as much as you will give. (Full text)