Category: "Snippets"

New Home

April 25th, 2006
Well it took a lot longer than expected, but is finally in it's new home. Unfortunately we've lost a bit of content on the way, mumble mumble mumble. Hopefully we can recover what we need over time. more »

Predation by Kiore on Mokohinau Islands Lizards

May 31st, 2005
Kiore colonised Lizard Island, Mokohinau Group (outer Hauraki Gulf) in the mid 1970s, and were subsequently removed by poisoning in 1978. Studies of lizard and bird populations before, during and after the kiore occupancy provide direct evidence of the… more »

Polynesian Rats (PDF)

March 7th, 2005
Description: Paper by Mark E. Tobin, Denver Wildlife Research Center on ther effects of kiore on sugar crops in Hawaii. Contains a brief discussion of the characteristics of the rat, the ways it damages the crop, and methods of harm reduction including… more »

Scientists probe obesity of Hyderabad rats

February 23rd, 2005
NDTV reports that a colony of rats with a genetic predisposition to obesity has been found in the Indian city of Hyderbad. These 'sumo rats' are four times the weight of normal rats, weighing up to 1.4 kg. more »

Rats 'Healthier' on Organic Diet

February 23rd, 2005
A team of scientists found rats fed on organic food were slimmer, slept better and had stronger immune systems than others fed on conventionally-grown produce. Read more at more »