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Digestion of Eucalyptus andrewsii foliage by the common ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus



Digestion of Eucalyptus andrewsii foliage by the common ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus



Australian Journal of Zoology, 325: 605-613



Mature common ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) maintained body weight when offered Eucalyptus andrewsii foliage as their only diet. The ringtails ate 30.9 g or 41.8 g/kg0.75 daily of DM, with a mean apparent digestibility of 59%. Mean digestibilities of E. andrewsii foliage fibre fractions were 45% (neutral-detergent fibre), 44% (acid-detergent fibre), 48% (hemicellulose), 59% (cellulose) and 26% ('lignin').

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DOI: 10.1071/zo9840605



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