I= SOME APPROACHES TO ENHANCE POISON BAIT ACCEPTANCE IN COMMERCIAL AND FILED RODENTS OF ECONOMICS IMPORTANCE IN PAKISTAN
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Title of Thesis
SOME APPROACHES TO ENHANCE POISON BAIT ACCEPTANCE IN COMMERCIAL AND FILED RODENTS OF ECONOMICS IMPORTANCE IN PAKISTAN

Author(s)
Main Muhammad Shafi
Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Zoology/ University of Karachi
Session
1991
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
126
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
rodents, poison bait acceptance, tiller damage, wheat crop

Abstract
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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 Objectives 8
  1.2 Review Of Literature 9
3 2 Materials And Methods 17
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  2.1 Test Species 17
  2.2 Live Trapping 17
  2.3 Acclimation Of Rats 20
  2.4 Design Of The Laboratory Experiments 21
  2.5 Taste Additives Bait 22
  2.6 Composition Of Additive Bait 22
  2.7 Poison Bait Preparation 23
  2.8 Selection Of Field Trial Site 24
  2.9 Rodent Species Complex 25
  2.10 Tiller Damage Assessment 26
  2.11 Pattern Of Bait Placement 26
  2.12 Data Analysis 27
4 3 Results 29
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  3.1 Commensal Rats 29
  3.1.1 No-Choice Test 29
  3.1.2 Paired Choice Test 31
  3.1.3 Three Feed Choice Test 36
  3.1.4 Poison Bait Acceptability Test 40
  3.2 Filed Rats 45
  3.2.1 No-Choice Test 45
  3.2.2 Paired Choice Test 50
  3.2.3 Three Feed Choice Test 56
  3.2.4 Poison Bait Acceptability Test 60
  3.3 Rodent Species Complex In Wheat Crop 68
  3.4 Acceptability Of Additive Poison Baits Under Field Conditions 68
  3.5 Rodent Population Reduction Following Different Poison Baits Application In Wheat Crop 71
  3.6 Tiller Damage Reduction Following Application Of Different Poison Baits At Various Growth Stages Of Wheat Crop 74
  3.7 Relationship Between Poison Bait Consumption And Tiller Damage Reduction In Wheat Crop 76
5 4 Discussion 80
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  4.1 Additive Bait Acceptance 80
  4.2 Additive Poison Baits Acceptance Under Laboratory Conditions 85
  4.3 Rodent Species Complex In Wheat Crop 87
  4.4 Acceptability Of Additive Poison Baits Under Field Conditions 88
  4.5 Rodent Population Reduction In Wheat Crop Following Application Of Different Poison Baits 92
  4.6 Tiller Damage Reduction Following Application Of Different Poison Baits At Various Growth Stages Of Wheat Crop 93
6 5 Summary 95
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  5.1 Research Highlights 101
  5.2 Literature Cited 103
  5.3 Acknowledgements 121
  5.4 Vita 122