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Using Squirrels to Harvest Nuts  RSS feed

 
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Here is a research paper that should help with your squirrel labor force
What is interesting is that squirrels can determine which nuts have potential for longer strorage and those are the ones that go into a cache.
Other nuts are just eaten. So a squirrel cache is likely to have the best nuts for seedlings!


Mechanisms of chache decision making in fox squirrels
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~prestos/Downloads/PrestonJacobs2009.pdf
 
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This video has an idea I am going to try. Placing concrete blocks such that the hollow middles make attractive areas to naturally cache for the squirrels .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8vs5Et9c2s
 
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