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Environmental factors which influence the hibernation behaviour of the Natal long- fingered bat ( Miniopterus natalensis ) in the Bakwena Cave, Gauteng

M. I. Moir, J. F. Durand
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a346 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v31i1.346 | © 2012 M. I. Moir, J. F. Durand | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 06 June 2012

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M. I. Moir, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
J. F. Durand, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


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Abstract

One of the maingoals of this study was to calculate the average mass and forearm length of a colony of Miniopterus natalensis(Natal long-fingered bat) over the autumn and winter months in order todetermine whether there was a decrease in average mass over the winter period.

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