Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 837–844 | Cite as

Anal gland secretion of the ferret (Mustela putorius formaFuro)

  • Douglas R. Crump


2,2-Dimethylthietane(1),trans-2,3-dimethylthietane(2),cis-2,3-dimethylthietane(3), 2-propylthietane(4), 3,3-dimethyl-1,2-dithiolane(5),trans-3,4-dimethyl-1,2-dithiolane(6),cis-3,4-dimethyl-1,2-dithiolane(7), 2-pentylthietane (8), 3-propyl-1,2-dithiolane(9), quinoline(10), and indole(11) have been identified as components of the anal gland secretion of the ferret,Mustela putorius formafuro. Male and female ferret secretions were indistinguishable except during the breeding season.

Key words

Ferret Mustela putorius formafuro mustelid thietane 1,2-dithiolane sulfur containing compounds anal gland secretion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas R. Crump
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DivisionDepartment of Scientific and Industrial ResearchPetoneNew Zealand

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