|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1997|
|Authors:||W. Al-Houty, Al-Musalam F.|
|Journal:||Journal Of Arid Environments|
|Keywords:||Dung, dung beetle, Kuwait, Scarabaeus cristatus|
Adult dung beetles, Scarabaeus cristatus, consume the fluid components of dung and bury whole dung as food for their larvae. When dung from three herbivorous animals, horse, camel and sheep, was offered, the beetles preferred the more fluid horse dung to the others. Sheep dung was preferred to the camel dung. The dung of two carnivores, dog and fox, was also accepted but to a lesser extent than the herbivore dung.
|URL:||<Go to ISI>://A1997WQ58300012|