The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 52 Number 1: 52-53 - June 1990

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Use of a Localized Food Source by Permoyscus leucopus, Determined with an Hexagonal Grid System
Dennis P. Viele and Eugene H. Studier


Nocturnal, surface foraging of cave dwelling crickets provide a consistent food source for nocturnal insectivorous mammals. Small mammals were live-trapped using an hexagonal grid centered around a cave entrance. Capture patterns for Peromyscus leucopus showed significant overlap at the cave entrance.

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