In the laboratory adult Microtus agrestis (Linnaeus, 1761) consumed an average of 21.4 g wet wt. (=6.3 g dry wt.) of fresh grass indiv-1 d-1 with an annual mean digestibility of 52.8%. When four common species of food grass were on offer consumption in Autumn and Winter was directly proportional to availability. A preference for the more "succulent" species was exhibited in Spring and Summer.
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Dehnel, August Gustaw (1903–1962)
Faber, J. Ma, W.
Górecki, A. Grygielska, M.
Martinez, T. Martinez, E. Fandos, P.
Mann, J. C. E. Putman, R. J.
Ferns, P. N.
Pigozzi, G. Patterson, I. J.