R. J. Beyers, Michael H. Smith, J. Gentry
Aug 12, 1971
[With 4 Tables) Specimens of Blarina brevicauda, Peromyscus gossypinus and Ochrotomys nuttalli were analyzed for their content of calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Elemental concentrations and atomic ratios for every element except iron were found to be essentially the same for each species. Standing crops of these six elements were calculated for the small mammal populations of two sites located in the lowland mesic-hardwood forests on the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina, USA. Total standing crops of elements were similar for all sites regardless of the presence or absence of certain species of the small mammal community.