Hematological comparisons were made on the Uinta ground squirrel (Citellus armatus) trapped at different altitudes and during vari ou s stages of seasonal activity in 1965 and 1966. Hematological variation due to sex, sexual activity and body weight were also analyzed. Ground squirrels were secured from the Mt. Timpanogos area near Provo, Utah County, Utah. Erythrocyte count, hematocrit, total blood hemoglobin, mean erythrocyte volume, mean erythrocyte hemoglobin and reticulocyte counts were measured using standard procedures; banding patterns of hemoglobin and serum proteins wer e determined by means of electrophoresis with polyacetate strips.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Kinchloe, Ralph Theodore, "Hematological variation associated with altitude, season, sexual activity and body in the Uinta ground squirrel" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 7801.
Ground squirrels; Citellus armatus; Zoology, Utah