Avoidance of bird repellents by mice (Mus musculus)
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It is believed that mammalian chemosensory irritants are not aversive to birds and vice versa. Nevertheless, few avian repellents have been tested against mammals. For that reason, we evaluated the efficacy of 1.0% w/v methyl anthranilate, orthoaminoacetophenone, 2-amino-4′,5′-methoxyacetophenone, 2-methoxyacetophenone, and veratryl amine as mouse repellents in 3-hr no-choice drinking tests. Relative to ingestion of plain water, all test substances significantly reduced (P < 0.05) intake. Orthoaminoaceto-phenone was the most effective repellent, with intake reduced to levels statistically indistinguishable from zero.
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- Avoidance of bird repellents by mice (Mus musculus)
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Volume 19, Issue 3 , pp 427-432
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- 2. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Denver Wildlife Research Center c/o Monell Chemical Senses Center, 3500 Market Street, 19104-3308, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania