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On the nest of Cryptomys Hottentotus in the Kruger National Park.

M.Sc.(Rand), G. De Graaff
Koedoe | Vol 5, No 1 | a843 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v5i1.843 | © 1962 M.Sc.(Rand), G. De Graaff | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 June 1962 | Published: 01 June 1962

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M.Sc.(Rand), G. De Graaff,, South Africa

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Abstract

This paper briefly describes the structure of a nest of the mole rat, Cryptomys hotfentotus. In the Pretoriuskop area this species uses the gifbol fBop/ione disticha), grass roots and the sekelbos (Dichrosfachys nyassana) as the main material for nest construction. The presence of invertebrates in the nest (such as mites and beetles) is mentioned.

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