Object structure

Title:

Dung properties and defacation characteristics in some Scottish herbivores, with an evaluation of the dung-volume method of assessing occupance

Creator:

Welch, D.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1982

Description:

The inter-relationships of dry weight, fresh weight and volume were studied with dung of cattle, sheep, red deer (Cervus elaphus), hares (Lepus spp.), rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and red grouse (Lagopus lagopus). Dry weight to volume ratios were dependent on the initial dry-matter content, but also affected by weather, with shrinkage on drying-out. Cattle dung was clearly distinct in having a high moisture content. Volumes and weights of individual pellets were measured, and the number of pellets per defecation counted.

Subject and Keywords:

Cervus elaphus ; defecation ; density ; dung ; herbivores ; Lagopus lagopus ; Lepus europaeus ; Oryctolagus cuniculus ; odchody ; defekacja ; roślinożercy

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

27

Issue:

15

Start page:

191

End page:

212

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.82-19

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng ; pol.

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