Mechanisms of seed harvest by heteromyid rodents: soil texture effects on harvest rate and seed size selection

Abstract

Several lines of evidence show that soil texture plays an important role in the distribution of desert-dwelling heteromyid rodents. This is not surprising, since texture influences the energetic cost of digging burrows and of scratching at the soil surface to harvest buried seeds. Texture also may influence the efficiency with which seeds can be separated… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00379814

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@article{Price1989MechanismsOS, title={Mechanisms of seed harvest by heteromyid rodents: soil texture effects on harvest rate and seed size selection}, author={Mary V. Price and Robert Podolsky}, journal={Oecologia}, year={1989}, volume={81}, pages={267-273} }