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A simple morphological predictor of bite force in rodents
Bite force was quantified for 13 species of North American rodents using a piezo-resistive sensor. Most of the species measured (11) formed a tight relationship between body mass and bite force (logExpand
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The trade-off between tooth strength and tooth penetration: Predicting optimal shape of canine teeth
We investigate the shape of canine teeth under the assumption that the tooth’s morphology is optimized by the evolutionary trade-off to minimize breakage and maximize ease of the penetration of prey.Expand
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Using scissors to quantify hardness of insects: Do bats select for size or hardness?
Scissors are used to determine the hardness of fresh insects of different size and taxa. Our results indicate a strong relationship between the size of an insect and its hardness, which can beExpand
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(1) Gravid females representing fourteen species of marine snakes were collected from four localities along the coast of Malaysia in 1975. The average clutch size ranged from 2.9 to 17.8 but mostExpand
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Simple predictors of bite force in bats: the good, the better and the better still
Bite forces of 39 species from six families of New World bats with a variety of diets are quantified with a force meter under field conditions. Using regression approaches we search for a model thatExpand
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Measuring Bite Force in Small Mammals with a Piezo-resistive Sensor
Abstract We tested the use of piezo-resistive force sensors to measure bite force in small mammals. These force sensors are thin (less than 1 mm) and can be used to measure forces up to 4,500 N. AExpand
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The Problem of Low Agreement among Automated Identification Programs for Acoustical Surveys of Bats
We compared 4 programs designed to identify species of bats from their echolocation calls (Bat Call ID, EchoClass, Kaleidoscope Pro, and SonoBat) using field data collected in Nebraska. Expand
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Elm trees and elm leaf beetles: patterns of herbivory
The rate of attack on elm seedlings by the Elm Leaf Beetle is affected by the seedlings position relative to adult elms. Those seedlings directly under adult trees suffer 580 times the insect attackExpand
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Allocation of reproductive effort to the male and female strategies in wind-pollinated plants
SummaryAmaranthus and several other wind-pollinated species of plants are used to test some of the theoretical models of relative reproductive effort towards the male and female sexes. ConsistentExpand
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