Carol Probets <>
Lawrie Conole <>
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 09:37:43 +1000
> locations. In this area their main food plants are Allocasuarina
> A. torulosa and A. distyla. What I have found interesting is that some
> individual plants are favoured while others nearby remain untouched,
> though they bear seed cones.
There's a paper in the latest 'Emu', or maybe 'Austral Ecology' (aka
'Australian Journal of Ecology'), by John Pepper et al., about how
Glossies are selective of particular trees on Kangaroo Island. They
seem able to pick the most productive individual trees (Allocasuarina
verticillata). Sorry I can't remember which journal, but they both
arrived in my letterbox on the same day!! .... and they're not with me
here in the office.
Cheers -- Lawrie
Coarse Woody Debris Project
Department of Biological Sciences
Clayton Vic 3800 AUSTRALIA
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