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Keeping and breeding the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens under laboratory conditions

Keeping and breeding the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens under laboratory conditions 0The Zoological Society of London EDITORIAL NOTE The following article deals with the maintenance o the Eurasian wafer shrew Neomys fodiens under laboratory f conditions; breeding has been achieved to the first captive generation only. It has been included here, however, because we believe that the basic data on husbandry and reproduction which it contains are o interest and could f be o greaf assistance to zoos seeking to establish colonies o these animals for display purposes. f f Keeping and breeding the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens under laboratory conditions IWONA MICHALAK Mammals Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, 17-230 Bialowieza, Poland This report presents basic data on the reproduction of Neomys fodiens in captivity and describes the conditions under which the first generation of these animals has been obtained. It has not so far proved possible to induce the captiveborn generation to breed and consequently the methods given are only a first attempt at forming a colony. HOUSING AND FEEDING The animals were housed in cages made from open-topped plastic boxes measuring 38 x 30 x 16 cm high and covered with wiremesh tops set in a heavy wooden frame. Individual boxes could be joined together http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Keeping and breeding the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens under laboratory conditions

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 26 (1) – Jan 1, 1987

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 1987 The Zoological Society of London
ISSN
0074-9664
eISSN
1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1987.tb03163.x
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Abstract

0The Zoological Society of London EDITORIAL NOTE The following article deals with the maintenance o the Eurasian wafer shrew Neomys fodiens under laboratory f conditions; breeding has been achieved to the first captive generation only. It has been included here, however, because we believe that the basic data on husbandry and reproduction which it contains are o interest and could f be o greaf assistance to zoos seeking to establish colonies o these animals for display purposes. f f Keeping and breeding the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens under laboratory conditions IWONA MICHALAK Mammals Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, 17-230 Bialowieza, Poland This report presents basic data on the reproduction of Neomys fodiens in captivity and describes the conditions under which the first generation of these animals has been obtained. It has not so far proved possible to induce the captiveborn generation to breed and consequently the methods given are only a first attempt at forming a colony. HOUSING AND FEEDING The animals were housed in cages made from open-topped plastic boxes measuring 38 x 30 x 16 cm high and covered with wiremesh tops set in a heavy wooden frame. Individual boxes could be joined together

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1987

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