Adult cane toads are usually very large – around 9-15 cm (or 3.5 to 5 inches) long. If you find one over 4 cm long, you should be able to identify it from the picture below. However, smaller toads can easily be confused with native frogs. To make sure you don’t kill a native frog […]
Provides information on cane toad identification, including images, a recording of a cane toad call and a downloadable guide. Website also provides information on how to dispose of cane toads, first aid for people and pets, impacts of toads etc.
Please report any sightings of Red-eared Slider Turtles. You may be helping to save waterways for Australian turtles and fish. This American species is kept illegally in Australia and has become an invasive feral pest in several States. Closely related species are also here illegally. Two Red-eared Slider Turtles have been found in the ACT. […]
Identification of wildlife aids biological study and conservation management and usually involves the application of an artificial mark. Marking can affect the animals involved through the act of marking itself, the wearing of the mark and the procedures required for observing the mark. Effects on subject animals include alteration of: appearance; behaviour; interactions with their […]
Provides for the protection and management of threatened native flora and fauna. Threatened species are to be listed according to the process set out in the Act. Critical habitats are also to be identified. A strategy for the conservation of threatened species is to be developed which must include proposals for ensuring the survival of […]
An Act to establish an Australian Heritage Commission. Provides for the identification and preservation at a federal level of aspects of the natural environment of national interest.
All mammalian eggs are surrounded by the zona pellucida, an extracellular coat involved in vital functions during fertilization and early development. The zona pellucida glycoproteins are promising antigenic targets for development of contraceptive vaccin
Plasma concentrations of growth hormone (GH) were measured in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) pouch young from 25 through to 198 days post-partum (n=71). GH concentrations were highest early in pouch life (around 100 ng/ml), and thereafter de
This report characterizes the P450 isoenzymes involved in quinine metabolism in liver microsomes of the common brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). The mean maximal velocity (V-max) for 3-hydroxyquinine formation in possum livers was 1,512 +/- 510
In the possum a marked sex difference has been found in the steroids in adrenal venous plasma. Four 5 beta -pregnane and four 5 alpha ( beta ) androstane derivatives together with ten 4-ene-3-keto steroids were isolated from the adrenal venous plasma of the female and definitively identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The results confirm […]
Two techniques for determining the proportions of different plant species eaten by the brush-tailed opossum (Trichosurus vulpecula) were compared. Both techniques – bacterial degradation and chemical maceration of faeces – produced similar results, and confirmed that a correction factor is needed to allow for the differential loss of cuticle of some plant foods during digestion […]