Notable food store of a yellow necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis Bemerkenswerter Nahrungsvorrat einer Gelbhalsmaus Apodemus flavicollis

Smettan, H.

Jahreshefte der Gesellschaft fuer Naturkunde in Wuerttemberg 15 Dezember; 152: 281-284

1996


Accession: 038468279

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Abstract
A yellow-necked mouse in the Esslingen District, Germany, collected over 1.5 kg of hazel nuts in addition to a few other fruits as a food store for the winter. It is possible that the mouse could have lived from this for the entire winter. It had to travel about 130 km to bring in this food supply, over 6 km night after night. Its home range encompassed about 1.5 hectares.