This indicates that common ringtail possums are indeed able to regulate their intake of sideroxylonal, but that perhaps other factors interfere with this when feeding on a foliage diet (see Discussion).
In these Eucalyptus species, high foliar concentrations of sideroxylonal confer resistance to herbivory by common ringtail possums.
1999) that common ringtail possums and common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) can develop a conditioned flavor aversion to terpenes via an association between terpenes and postingestive effects of a simple DFPC.
In this study common ringtail possums appear to show poor regulatory ability when feeding on foliage diets.
Diet selection in the common ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus.
Seasonal changes in digestive performance of common ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) fed Eucalyptus foliage.
Ecological example of conditioned flavor aversion in plant-herbivore interactions: effect of terpenes of Eucalyptus on feeding by common ringtail and brushtail possums.
Feeding behavior and diet of the common ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus, in Eucalyptus woodlands and Leptospermum thickets in Southern Victoria.
Summary of linear regressions of the relationships between dry matter intake (DMI) by common ringtail possums fed E.
Summary of regression equations describing the relationship between dry matter intake (DMI) by common ringtail possums fed E.