Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Frank M. Johnson; Jack Stubbs; Ralph A. Klawitter
    Date: 1964
    Source: The Journal of Wildlife Management
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
    PDF: Download Publication  (548.0 KB)

    Description

    A mixture of Arasan 75 and Endrin 50W was tried in two concentrations on acorns of Shumard oak ( Quercus shumardii) and swamp chestnut oak ( Q. michauxii) to determine its effectiveness in protecting acorns from damage by gray squirrels ( Sciurus carolinensis) and cotton rats ( Sigmodon hispidus). Treated and untreated acorns were exposed to 12 gray squirrels and 12 cotton rats in a series of cage tests. The repellent was effective against both squirrels and cotton rats when untreated acorns were also available. It was quite effective against cotton rats, but not against squirrels, when only treated acorns were available. In periods of abundant alternate food supplies, a direct seeding of treated acorns should produce a good stand, but this may not be true under adverse food conditions.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Johnson, Frank M.; Stubbs, Jack; Klawitter, Ralph A. 1964. Rodent repellent value of Arasan: Endrin mixtures applied to acorns. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 28(1): 15-19.

    Cited

    Google Scholar

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/59694