Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the diet of the martino´s snow vole (Dinaromys bogdanovi Martino, 1922) in captivity

Rezo, Martina (2013) Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the diet of the martino´s snow vole (Dinaromys bogdanovi Martino, 1922) in captivity. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The research was done on eight specimens of Martino´s vole (Dinaromys bogdanovi), of which four individuals were caught on the north side of the mountain Mosor using live traps (25 cm x 8 cm x 8 cm), other animals were born in captivity. Each specimen was placed in a special terrarium (80 cm x 60 cm x 55 cm), in the Zagreb Zoo. I presented animal food (Invertebrates) from three different families and plants from 30 different families. The plants were mostly harvested in the Maksimir Park. Each presented plant species was measured using a balance and all present parts of the plant (buds, flowers, fruit, leaves, stems and roots) were counted and recorded. After 24 hours, all uneaten food was removed from each terrarium and then, each plant species was separately weighted, and all parts of the plant were counted and recorded. The research results show that this species is exclusively herbivorous. Martino´s vole in its diet prefers dicots over monocots. Also, herbaceous plants make the majority of the diet.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: rodents, ecology, voles
Supervisor: Tadić, Zoran
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 57
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 13:50
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 19:32
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/460

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