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Title:

Prey selection of the least weasel Mustela nivalis in the laboratory

Creator:

Pekkarinen, P. ; Heikkilä, J.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1997

Description:

Prey individuals representing the bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus and the field vole Microtus agrestiswere presented in pair to male and female least weasels Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766 in the laboratory. The voles were placed in two radomly selected boxes out of 8 boxes, which were connected to an arena housing the weasel. For each trial we recorded the finding, killing and eating order of the two prey individuals. Male weasels tended to kill bank voles before field voles, and female weasels preffered to eat the bank vole first. Both sexes selected juvenile bank voles as the first prey to eat.

Subject and Keywords:

Clethrionomys ; food preference ; laboratory ; Microtus ; Mustela nivalis ; prey selection ; Nornica ruda ; Nornik bury ; łasica

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

42

Issue:

2

Start page:

179

End page:

188

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.97-20

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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