Spatial Differences in Arboreal Activity of Two Rodents, the Japanese Dormouse (Glirulus japonicus) and the Small Japanese Field Mouse (Apodemus argenteus)

  title={Spatial Differences in Arboreal Activity of Two Rodents, the Japanese Dormouse (Glirulus japonicus) and the Small Japanese Field Mouse (Apodemus argenteus)},
  author={Yumena Nakamura-Kojo and Nobuaki Kojo and Hidetoshi B. Tamate},
  journal={Annales Zoologici Fennici},
  pages={81 - 90}
Small rodents living in forests use various spaces on trees for arboreal activities such as daily rest, hibernation, foraging, sheltering, roosting, and nesting. To investigate the differences in arboreal activity between two sympatric cavity-nesting rodents, Glirulus japonicus and Apodemus argenteus, we compared the frequencies of nest box use by these species at three different heights, and surveyed tree cavities. We observed that G. japonicus used nest boxes mounted at a relatively greater… 
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