Table 1

Consistency over time in behaviour of common voles in four tests in three experimental groups
Test Variable Definition Mean ± SD over maturation adult - short term adult - long term
N rs p N rs p N rs p
Barrier Latency Latency to jump over barrier 44.51 ± 68.8 17 0.699 0.01 168 0.409 <0.01 48 0.122 1.00
(466)
Activity 1-0 sampling every 10 sec. 19.43 ± 8.09 17 0.205 0.43 151 0.441 <0.01 41 0.561 <0.01
(418)
Crossing frequency No. of crossing barrier per minute 2.64 ± 2.94 168 0.581 <0.01 48 0.636 0.03
(432)
Open field Latency unsafe zone Latency to go in middle zone 132.19 ± 80.49 157 0.388 <0.01 47 0.229 1.00
(408)
Activity 1-0 sampling every 10 sec. 19.96 ± 7.57 164 0.543 <0.01 47 0.515 0.05
(422)
Time safe zone 1-0 sampling every 10 sec. 24.93 ± 5.51 164 0.354 <0.01 47 0.179 1.00
(422)
Dark–light Latency into light Latency to go in light compartment 90.22 ± 169.54 164 0.572 <0.01 25 0.28 1.00
(378)
Time in light Time spend in light zone [sec] 104.22 ± 161.9 164 0.388 <0.01 25 0.737 0.01
(378)
Hole Latency one hole Latency to find one hole 86.66 ± 65.36 132 0.34 0.01 10 0.091 1.00
(284)
Latency four holes Latency to find all four holes 237.32 ± 71.89 132 0.372 <0.01 10 0.119 1.00
(284)
Number nose No. of nose-in-hole events 10.63 ± 6.89 132 0.558 <0.01 10 -0.031 1.00
(284)

Mean ± standard deviation (SD) was calculated from all conducted tests. Number of conducted tests is given in parentheses. Spearman rank correlations coefficient (rs) was calculated between first and second testing. P-values were adjusted for multiple testing with Holm correction. Significant correlations are in bold (p < 0.05).

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