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Title: The time of oat starch remaining in the digestive tract of rodents

Creator:

Babińska-Werka, J. ; Matyja, D.

Date issued/created:

1989

Resource type:

Tekst

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

In the linear method of evaluation of rodent population size it is important to know how long oat starch remains in the digestive tract in order to determine the spatial activity of these animals. For this purpose, during 48 hours the rodents Clethrionomys glareolus (Schreber, 1780), Apodemus flavicollis (Melchior, 1834) and Apodemus agrarius (Pallas, 1771) received green folder and water as food. After that time period they fasted for one hour, and then each animal was given 5 g of oat grains. Then at 2-hour intervals for 50 hours 1-2 animals of each species were killed. The presence of oat starch was determined in the stomach, small intestine and caecum. The reduction of the percent od oats in the stomach with time showed a linear correlation to the time after oats consumption. The minimal time of oasts remaining in the stomach of these rodents was similar in all three species, up to 40 hours. In the small intestine oats were found for the longest - up to 48 hours - in field mice, and in the caecum, oats were present in all species throughout the whole experiment, that 50 hours.

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

34

Issue:

24

Start page:

339

End page:

346

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:11340 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.89-33

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

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