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dc.contributor.authorBunker, Andrew G.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Stationen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Campusen_US
dc.coverage.spatialPine Point - Douglas Lakeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Burn Plotsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:53:14Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:53:14Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54764
dc.description.abstractWe used twenty-four captive white-footed mice, Peromyscus leucopus, to study their feeding preferences on the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar. We predicted that the mice would prefer small, less bristled larvae to large, more bristled larvae, and the mice would prefer seeds to any sized larvae. We also predicted that in areas where gypsy moths are abundant, the number of pupae preyed upon by P. leucopus would be greater. Peromyscus lecucopus did not show a preference for seeds over gypsy moth larvae, perhaps reflecting no preference for either food in nature. Also, the presence of seeds did not affect the preference for different sizes of larvae (0.10 <= p<=0.20, X2=1.99, d.f. = 1). Peromyscus leucopus did show a preference for larger larvae over smaller larvae (N=25, k=7, p=0.022, Binomial test). Potentially, this preference results from a larger benefit per cost of hunting larger larvae and higher activity levels of the larvae during observations trials. Finally, we compared the number of gypsy moth pupae preyed upon in an oak-dominated forest and a non-oak dominated forest. However, due to small sample size, the results were inconclusive.en_US
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dc.subjectMammalogyen_US
dc.subject.otherINSECTSen_US
dc.subject.otherINVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherPREDATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherMICEen_US
dc.subject.otherLEPIDOPTERAen_US
dc.subject.otherMAMMALSen_US
dc.subject.otherDENSITYen_US
dc.subject.otherFEEDINGen_US
dc.subject.otherPREFERENCEen_US
dc.subject.otherFORAGINGen_US
dc.subject.otherBEHAVIORen_US
dc.subject.otherACORNSen_US
dc.titleExamining predation of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, by the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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