The influence of lunar light on nocturnal activity of the old-field mouse

@article{Wolfe1989TheIO,
  title={The influence of lunar light on nocturnal activity of the old-field mouse},
  author={James L. Wolfe and C. Tan Summerlin},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1989},
  volume={37},
  pages={410-414}
}
The effects of lunar light on the activity of old-field mice, Peromyscas polionotus, were determined by tracking in outdoor enclosures. Surface activity was inhibited by about 70% in full moon, 56% in three-quarter moon, 32% in half moon and 23% in quarter moon. The mice shifted their activity from the open area to cover during moonlit periods, thus inhibition in open areas was greater than indicated above. Activity patterns were not related to proximate foraging requirements, as food was… CONTINUE READING

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