Flea burden and its influence on nest selection and use in Dryomys nitedula Pallas, 1778

@article{Duma2013FleaBA,
  title={Flea burden and its influence on nest selection and use in Dryomys nitedula Pallas, 1778},
  author={Ioan Duma},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={419-423}
}
  • Ioan Duma
  • Published 26 March 2013
  • Biology
  • Acta Theriologica
Since dormice usually use natural tree hollows or artificial nest boxes as nest sites and these nests are reused from 1 year to another, the present study investigated how the parasite loads from old nests affected the behaviour of the forest dormouse Dryomys nitedula Pallas, 1778. Dormice were subjected to three different experiments: 1. They were given the choice of a nest box infected with ectoparasites and a new unused nest box; 2. Dormice were given the choice of a treated (uninfected… 
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