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Water relationships of feral house mice

Daniel Stephen Fertig

Water relationships of feral house mice

mus musculus Linnaeus, from a coastal salt-marsh habitat.

by Daniel Stephen Fertig

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Published in 1968 .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mice -- Metabolism.,
  • Mice.,
  • Water in the body.

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationix, 231 l.
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22311802M

    1. Outbreaks of feral house mice, Mus domesticus, in Australia represent a fundamental failure of the behavioural control mechanisms of population density, as proposed in the hypothesis of self‐regulation. 2. Mice have the potential to keep numbers in check via a suite of spacing behaviours; however, the self‐regulation hypothesis implies that some social change occurs that permits the. Feral House, Port Townsend, Washington. 10, likes 56 talking about this. Feral House has been publishing risky and celebrated non-fiction books since Movies have been made, cultural trends.

      A mouse is a small rodent with a pointed nose, furry round body, large ears and a long, often hairless, tail. There are hundreds of types of mice, divided into subfamilies of either Old World or. Thrice the Mice: Adventures in Mouses’ Houses. In childhood I was captivated by Beatrix Potter’s adorable drawings of chubby brown field mice, and the little nibbles they took, visible on book.

      INTRODUCTION. Because of their phylogenetic relatedness and physiological similarity to humans, the ease of maintaining and breeding them in the laboratory, and the availability of many inbred strains, house mice, Mus musculus, have long served as models of human biology and disease [].Genomic studies have highlighted the striking genetic homologies between the two species [3, 4].   Drickamer, L. C. & Hoover, J. E. Effects of urine from pregnant and lactating female house mice on sex- ual maturation of juvenile females. Devl Psychobiol., 12, Animal Behaviour, 40, 2 Hurst, J. L. a. BehaviouraJ variation in wild house mice (Mus domesticus Rutty): a quantitative assessment of female social organization.


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Water Relationships Of Feral House Mice, Mus Musculus, Linnaeus, From A Coastal Salt-Marsh Habitat. - Page   Plus, details about a book signing for S.A.

author and feral cat lover Janet S. Dumas at The Twig. Currently Reading Animals Matter: Man seeks help feeding feral cats after he moves.

The goal of this study of captive wild house mice (Mus musculus) was to determine the nature of the relationships between population size and (1) the establishment and maintenance of social organization, (2) the number and rate of various categories of Cited by:   The house mouse, Mus musculus, was established in the early s as one of the first genetic model organisms owing to its short generation time, comparatively large litters, ease of husbandry, and visible phenotypic these reasons and because they are mammals, house mice are well suited to serve as models for human phenotypes and disease.

The mice that invade your home may be resident (house mice) or merely taking refuge -on the hunt for food and warmth (field mice), but both have the same unhygienic habits that spread disease. 1 INTRODUCTION.

Many animal populations are characterized by minor fluctuations in population density or regular population cycles. In contrast, feral house mice (Mus musculus domesticus, Figure 1, Gabriel, Stevens, Mathias, & Searle, ) in the grain growing, semi‐arid regions of southeastern Australia undergo sporadic eruptions over thousands Water relationships of feral house mice book square kilometers, where populations.

These cats probably won’t become true “pets,” but when you provide supplemental food, water, warmth, and safety, many will stay around for years.

In a house, the mere presence of a cat can deter mice. Never adopt a cat just to kill mice; if your problem is serious, consider consulting pest control or professional extermination services. The Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA and other supporters say the nation’s estimated 50 million to million feral felines often live healthy lives.

House mice have an adult body length (nose to base of tail) of –10 centimetres (3–4 in) and a tail length of 5–10 cm (2–4 in).

The weight is typically 40–45 g (1 3 ⁄ 8 – 1 5 ⁄ 8 oz).In the wild they vary in color from grey and light brown to black (individual hairs are actually agouti coloured), but domesticated fancy mice and laboratory mice are produced in many colors.

wild house mice or on the relationship of ovulation In feral house mice this has not the failure to increase breeding may have occurred because insufficient free water was available to.

In Australia, the introduced house mouse, Mus domesticus, causes obvious and severe agricultural damage, particularly during mouse plagues where population densities may exceed 1, mice/ aim of any pest control is to reduce the damage caused by the pest, not to reduce pest numbers per ment of mice is generally reactive, and much damage has already occurred by the time.

Experimental Design Overview. Mixed sex groupings (4 males, 1 female) of house mice were placed into semi-natural enclosures for three days to assess the competitive ability of the male mice in the presence of reproductive resources (a preferred nesting site and a sexually mature female).

House mice almost always live near humans, in or around houses and in fields. House mice should be controlled because they can transmit diseases, and their droppings can spoil foods. While rats are more harmful to humans than mice, mice cause far significantly greater damage to clothing, furniture, books, and many other household items.

feral house mice in agricultural landscapes. water, and cover were applied in a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial design to m sections of internal fence lines between wheat or barley crops and stubble.

Domestic mice are common pets that are easy to care for, but you can also catch and keep a wild mouse in your home. Wild mice may carry diseases such as the bubonic plague and rabies, cannot be tamed like a domestic mouse, and can get stressed by human : K.

Effect of additional food and water on house mice in a semi‐arid agricultural environment in Australia and even politically. This book is a collation of contributions from Asia, Africa. Trapping and removing mice is usually the best DIY method for controlling a mouse problem.

Poisoning mice puts children and pets at risk. At the other end of the spectrum, failing to get rid of mice in the home (in the name of being humane) can lead to large populations inside the house and possibly the need for professional extermination.

The energy metabolism of feral house mice Mus musculus was established on sub-Antarctic Marion Island, using the doubly-labelled water turnover technique. Mean water influx was ml kg-1 day-1 and mean CO2 production was ml g-1 h-1, i.e.

kJ kg-1 day From the energy content of the main items (Lepidoptera larvae, Curculionidae) in the diet of the mice it was estimated that the dry. Fitzgerald et al. () found that feral house mice had a territorial social system at low density (of feral house mice at high densities in agricultural landscapes.

The urine-marking behaviour of free-living house mice, Mus domesticus Rutty, was investigated in a poultry house where mice defended small territories and where evidence of previous marking behaviour was extensive.

Thin smears of urine were found spread over most surfaces and concentrated posts of urine were located at topographical edges. Commensal house mice (associated with human habitations, farms, food stores and other anthropogenic habitats) typically show lower rates of dispersal than feral house mice (living in crops.Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. Born in the wild or abandoned, feral cats spend almost no time with humans; they’re basically wild animals. Stray cats, by contrast, often have a working relationship with humans.