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Zoology

Eastern Illinois University

1980

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A Diet And Reproductive Study For Selected Species Of Malaysian Turtles, Colleen E. Kimmel Jan 1980

A Diet And Reproductive Study For Selected Species Of Malaysian Turtles, Colleen E. Kimmel

Masters Theses

Batagur baska, Callagur borneoensis, Cuora amboinensis, Cyclemys dentata, Orlitia borneensis, Siebenrockiella crassicollis, and Trionyx cartilagineus are suggested to be omnivorous by diet analysis. Cyclemys and Orlitia are the more herbivorous of the seven species examined. Batagur and Callagur are two closely related sympatric species that appear to have diverged sufficiently to eliminate competition for food resourses, as indicated by Morista's Index of Niche Overlap. Along the Perak River and it's tributaries in West Malaysia, Batagur and Callagur feed primarily upon the fruit of the berembang tree. In Trengganu (eastern Malaysia), the berembang is absent or rare along the ...


Dirofilaria Immitis In The Wild Canids Of Illinois, Thomas J. Kick Jan 1980

Dirofilaria Immitis In The Wild Canids Of Illinois, Thomas J. Kick

Masters Theses

The heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, is widespread in dogs in North America and has been reported in wild canids in many states. This is a report of this parasite in hearts removed from coyote, red fox and gray fox carcasses collected in Illinois. A total of 415 coyotes had a significantly higher infection rate (23.6%) than 225 red foxes (3.6%) and 99 gray foxes (3.0%). Infection rates in red foxes and coyotes were significantly higher in or near the Wabash Border Natural Division along the eastern side of the state, suggesting a relationship between infection rates and this ...


Comparative Reproduction Of The Red-Eared Turtle, Pseudemys Scripta Elegans, In Heated And Natural Lakes, Gary Marshal Thornhill Jan 1980

Comparative Reproduction Of The Red-Eared Turtle, Pseudemys Scripta Elegans, In Heated And Natural Lakes, Gary Marshal Thornhill

Masters Theses

The effect of heating on aquatic ecosystems by energy producing power plants has not been fully determined. A comparative study of the reproduction of Pseudemys scripta was conducted in heated and natural lakes in southwestern Illinois from 30 March to 10 July, 1979. Lakes used were the same as those used for comparative growth studies of P. scripta by another researcher. Lake Baldwin (heated) has had a reduction in vegetation since that researcher's work. Temperatures were taken of air, water surface, and one meter deep.

Turtles were caught by hand, trammel nets, and in carp-baited hoop nets. Captured turtles ...


A Search For Lymphatic Tissue In The Mouse Pineal Gland, John B. Hutchinson Jan 1980

A Search For Lymphatic Tissue In The Mouse Pineal Gland, John B. Hutchinson

Masters Theses

There is recent evidence that the pineal gland in some species may have lymphatic qualities during early post natal life. In this study the development and structure of the pineal complex in the CDF1 mouse is examined in fetal, neonatal, juvenile, and adult stages. The gland appears as an out growth of the dorsal wall of the third ventricle of the brain and at ten days gestation attains a mean size of 90 microns in the transverse and 35 microns in the median saggital plane. General and specific staining shows fetal and early post partum tissue to be compact ...