Heidi Korhonen

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An analysis of seasonal changes in energy budget of the farmed polecat (Mustela putorius) was performed in subarctic climate. Cyclical variations were found in the body weight of male polecats from maximum values in February (2.1 kg) to minimum values in June-July (1.5 kg). There were only minor seasonal changes in the body weight of females. There was a(More)
We present optical lightcurves of the gravitationally lensed components A (≡ A1+A2+A3) and B of the quadruple quasar RX J0911.4+0551 (z = 2.80). The observations were primarily obtained at the Nordic Optical Telescope between 1997 March and 2001 April and consist of 74 I-band data points for each component. The data allow the measurement of a time delay of(More)
Welfare-related physiological and behavioural responses were studied in farm-bred male blue foxes (Alopex lagopus). Three different-sized cages (80-cm long [CL80], 120-cm long [CL120], and 240-cm long [CL240]; each 105-cm wide x 70-cm high) with wire-mesh floors and one enlarged cage (CL240E) with both wire-mesh floor (240-cm long x 105-cm wide x 70-cm(More)
An experimental cage system was designed for evaluating the association of social status and reproductive performance in blue foxes under fur-farm conditions. The present test cage apparatus consisted of 6 small cages and 1 large cage that were connected. The small cages were utilized for males of different social status and the large cage for females(More)
The paper provides comparative data concerning sleeping distance in relation to sexual state and hierarchical dominance in the Arctic blue fox. Increasing levels of vulval swelling and electrical resistance of vaginal tract were inversely related to sleeping distance between the highest-ranking male and each female on heat. A mating pair typically slept no(More)
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