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 or preparation of faeces for microscopic examination.
|Author||A. E. Fitzgerald and D. C. Waddington|
|Secondary title||Journal of Wildlife Management|