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Pin

Overview and Meaning

The meaning of Pin is unclear. Pin is typically seen as part of allo-grooming. However, other authors have suggested that pin is an aggressive behavior. In either case it is used to prevent movement, through the grip and body weight of the actor mouse in the interaction. 

Description

The actor mouse grabs onto the recipient mouse's flank and holds the recipient down.

Classification

Miscellaneous Behaviors

Contexts

Has been described under multiple contexts.

Variants

None

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