Possum

The scavenging behaviour of ferrets (Mustela Furo), feral cats (Felis domesticus), possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) and harrier hawks (Circus approximans) on pastoral farmland in New Zealand: Implications for bovine

Aims: To identify species that scavenge carcasses in pastoral habitats in New Zealand; to determine whether there were interspecific or intraspecific differences in scavenging behaviour and; to document any interspecific […]

Heterogeneity in vertebrate and invertebrate herbivory and its consequences for New Zealand mistletoes

Vertebrate herbivores generally have greater effects than invertebrates on plants. However, few studies have investigated the effects of both invertebrate and vertebrate herbivores on a single plant species. In New […]

Electrogenic ion transport in the intestine of the Australian common brushtail possum, Thichosaurus vulpecula: indications of novel transport patterns in a marsupial

In this study, electrogenic ion transport in the intestine of the Australian common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula was investigated. In the ileum, a Na+-dependent, phloridzin- and amiloride-insensitive short-circuit current (Isc) […]