Non-invasive monitoring of adrenocortical physiology in a threatened Australian marsupial, the western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii) Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We monitored faecal glucocorticoid metabolites (FGM) in 53 western quolls following capture. Using this stressor, we validated an assay for monitoring FGM in quolls. On average, FGM peak 24┬áhours after capture. Females exhibit higher baseline and peak FGM levels than males. Individuals vary in their physiological response to capture.

publication date

  • 2019