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fecal pellets

[′fē·kəl ′pel·əts]
(geology)
Mainly the excreta of invertebrates occurring in marine deposits and as fossils in sedimentary rocks. Also known as castings.
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Also, since the fragment came from a fecal pellet, it might have indicated only that the bat had eaten an insect that had fed on an infected animal.
In May 2012 in the captive pen, we collected five fecal pellets (per Morden et al.
The peloidal packstone facies (F2A) is interpreted as deposited under calm conditions, in "shadow areas", according to Gomez (1979) and Aurell (1990), developed between the oncoid shoals, where invertebrate organisms, such as crustaceans, gastropods, bivalves, and brachiopods, among others, produced abundant fecal pellets (e.
We sought to assess the feasibility of using these dogs to search for moose fecal pellets in the Adirondack Park and to determine whether DNA extraction from moose fecal pellets was feasible.
Because nests of tree voles that feed on Sitka Spruce may not contain resin ducts, tree climbers that examine such nests will have to rely on other evidence that the nest is a tree vole nest, such as debarked twigs, fecal pellets, and small spruce cuttings.
Samples included commonly encountered materials and dead insects indicative of infestation: drywood termite fecal pellets, either 0.
Sinking rates of fecal pellets from gelatinous zooplankton (Salps, Pteropods, Doliolids).
fornicata were not examined for assimilable organic matter, but given the rate of occurrence and the size of fecal pellets, it would appear that coprophagy is a minor contributor to caloric consumption.
Rats were randomly allocated to groups and subjected to chronic water stress for a period of 21 days for 1 h and the fecal pellet output was measured.
Data from radio-collared animals indicated that most elk occurrences (38% year-round) were associated with parkland-like vegetation, and fecal pellet groups were six times as frequent in indigenous graminoid vegetation as in forest vegetation.
CoV sequences were amplified from rectal swab samples or fecal pellets and from roost feces but not from serum, throat swab samples, or urine.