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Investigation on Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Fluctuations in Lasiopodomys mandarinus Burrows

Investigation on Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Fluctuations in Lasiopodomys mandarinus Burrows

Sun Hong1, Zhang Yifeng1, Wang Baishi2, Li Yangwei1, Xu Wenbo1, Mao Runkun1 and Wang Zhenglong1,*

1School of Life Sciences, Zhengzhou University, No. 100 Science Avenue, Zhengzhou, Henan Province 450001, P.R. China
2Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Public Security, No.17, South Muxidi Lane, Xicheng District, Beijing 100038, P.R. China

Sun Hong and Zhang Yifeng have contributed equally in this article.

*      Corresponding author: wzl@zzu.edu.cn

 

Fig. 1.

Mandarin vole burrow systems in spring (A) and summer (B). Black slashes represent the soil, black circles indicate mounds, lines indicate the ending of the tunnel, a triangle indicates a nest, circles indicate the granary and the star indicates the toilet.

Fig. 2.

Temperature and humidity variation in burrows and corresponding air during spring and summer.

Fig. 3.

Gas composition (O2 and CO2) and soil water content in spring and summer.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 51, Iss. 4, Pages 1203-1598

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