TEMPORAL PARTITIONING: AN EXPERIMENT WITH TWO SPECIES OF SPINY MICE

@inproceedings{Gutman2005TEMPORALPA,
  title={TEMPORAL PARTITIONING: AN EXPERIMENT WITH TWO SPECIES OF SPINY MICE},
  author={Roee Gutman and Tamar Dayan},
  year={2005}
}
We studied temporal partitioning between two spiny mouse species that coexist in hot rocky deserts in the Middle East: nocturnal common spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) and diurnally active golden spiny mice (A. russatus). Although A. russatus is diurnally active, it retains the physical activity and body temperature rhythms of nocturnal mammals. We studied the two species in four 1000-m 2 enclosures at Ein Gedi, Israel: two experimental enclosures with A. russatus kept alone, and two controls… CONTINUE READING

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