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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:

Artykuł

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.97-20

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Streszcz. ang.

Rights:

Prawa zastrzeżone - dostęp nieograniczony

Terms of use:

Zasób chroniony prawem autorskim. Korzystanie dozwolone w zakresie określonym przez przepisy o dozwolonym użytku.

Digitizing institution:

Instytut Biologii Ssaków Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Original in:

Biblioteka Instytutu Biologii Ssaków PAN

Projects co-financed by:

Program Operacyjny Innowacyjna Gospodarka, lata 2010-2014, Priorytet 2. Infrastruktura strefy B + R ; Unia Europejska. Europejski Fundusz Rozwoju Regionalnego

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