• Responses ofRattus rattus L., to foods previously used in a mixture for poisoning with zinc phosphide

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      Rattus rattus ; food preferences; bait-shyness

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      Treatments of equivalent wt./wt. mixtures of foods-millet and maize flours, or millet, maize and wheat flours;-with zinc phosphide (4 mg/10 g food) not only make the ratsRattus rattus L. averse to eating the original baits, but also their components.

      Practical implications of such association of ‘bait-shyness’ to components of the original baits, are discussed.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Devendra Bhardwaj1 Jamil Ahmad Khan1

      1. Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 001, India
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