Pack Rat Chew & Scat Signature Display (Animal Signatures® Display Series)
Just as we learn to identify the handwriting of others, we can learn to read “signatures” left behind by wildlife. By recognizing these animal clues, it is possible to conclude which animals are in the area. This unique, glass-topped display provides real examples of these clues, or signatures. Each sample is collected from the wild with careful regard to environmental impact, and assembled by Acorn Naturalists. With this display, discover distinctive cut and chew marks on yucca and opuntia cactus, along with scat, indicate foraging by wood rats. The scat included is a ScatCast® replica. Information about the samples shown is provided on the back, making this display perfect for educators. Our signature displays are recommended for ages 8 to adult.
Dimensions: 6" L x 8" W x ¾" D
Quoted from the label on the back of the display:
"These desert yucca leaves have been chewed by woodrats (packrats) that nip them off to secure water and nutrients in dry environments. Woodrats also arrange the leaves in their nests, along with twigs, cactus pads, and shiny objects. In addition, woodrats are known to nibble on cactus. The prickly pear cactus pads in this display show classic chew marks on the softer growing tip. Packrat scat is small and oblong and larger than mouse scat. Their nests consist of twigs and bramble piled several feet high."
Animal Signatures® Displays Mix and Match: Receive 10% off when ordering 10 or more of any items in this series. Upon checkout, discounts for all items are added together and collectively subtracted from the total.