Grasshopper mice (genus Onychomys) are insectivores. Among their prey are beetles that, when threatened, elevate their rear ends and eject a spray of acetic acid into the faces of potential predators. Adult grasshopper mice avoid this by plunging the beetle

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    The "jam and bite" behavior is innate but modified by learning.
    The behavior is a fixed action pattern.
    The behavior is completely learned.

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The "jam and bite" behavior is innate but modified by learning.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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