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Has the John Calhoun's “Mouse Utopia experiment” been replicated? If so where, if no, why?

Has the John Calhoun's “Mouse Utopia experiment” been replicated? If so where, if no, why?



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Here is a YouTube video summarizing his experiment.

Over a number of years, the ethologist John B. Calhoun conducted over-population experiments on Norway rats (in 1958-1962) and mice (in 1968-1972). His studies describe the collapse in behavior which resulted from overcrowding.

References:

● https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_sink

● Calhoun, J.B. (1962). Population density and social pathology. Scientific American, 206, 139-48.