Table 1

Experimental schedule for 12 populations in two summers.

experimental day

experimental protocol


-5 to -3*

faecal samples of females from single cages

0

transfer of females to field enclosures

2-4*

morning trapping, faecal samples of females

4

transfer of males to field enclosures

12*

morning trapping, faecal samples of females after 1st week

17*

morning trapping, faecal samples of females after 2nd week

18-22

live-trapping (day 18 evening to day 22, morning)

23*

morning trapping, faecal samples of females after 3rd week

23-25

trapping and transfer of animals to laboratory

25-30

monitoring birth of litters in laboratory


FGM sampling (*) was conducted only during the 1st year

Eccard et al. BMC Ecology 2011 11:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-11-16

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