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Relating marten scat contents to prey consumedAuthor(s): William J. Zielinski
Source: California Fish and Game 72(2):110-116
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionA European ferret, Mustela putorius furo, was fed typical marten food items to discover the relationship between prey weight and number of scats produced per unit weight of prey. A correction factor was derived that was used in the analysis of pine marten, Martes americana, scats to produce a method capable of comparing foods on a "percent-by-prey-weight" basis. The results of this analysis are compared to traditional scat analysis methods and found to differ substantially. The differences were greatest when compared to analysis by "frequency-of-occurrence".
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CitationZielinski, William J. 1986. Relating marten scat contents to prey consumed. California Fish and Game 72(2):110-116
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