Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 31, No, 2, 2000. pp. 136-138. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 2. 2000, pp, 155-15Z Original Russian Text Copyright 9 2000 by Cheprakov. Litter Size Variation in Captive Wood Lemmings (Myopus schisticolor) M. I. Cheprakov Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos'mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received January 15, 1999 Key words: wood lemming, litter size, body weight, age, number of litter, season of reproduction, critical weight point. the weight boundary between females of types 2 and 3. Material for this study was collected between 1988 to 1992 in the vivarium of the Institute of Plant and The age boundary for females of the latter two types Animal Ecology (Ural Division, Russian Academy of was considered to be 2.4 months, as the minimal age of Sciences). The founders of the captive wood lemming females having the first litter at the age of at least colony (five females and three males) were captured in 2.0 months was 2.5 months. the Malaya Sos'va Nature Reserve located in the north- In females of types 2 and 3, the variation of litter ern part of Western Siberia. A total of 102
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