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Author Topic: Soil from mole hills  (Read 15810 times)

ashley

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Re: Soil from mole hills
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2010, 10:02:13 AM »
No Göte, Clethrionomys glareolus.  Curiously DNA studies showed that they are of German rather than British origin, so it's been suggested (e.g. see here) that they were imported with soil-moving equipment in the 1920s when Siemens built a hydroelectric plant on the Shannon, Ireland's largest river.
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Re: Soil from mole hills
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2010, 05:01:39 PM »
No Göte, Clethrionomys glareolus.  Curiously DNA studies showed that they are of German rather than British origin, so it's been suggested (e.g. see here) that they were imported with soil-moving equipment in the 1920s when Siemens built a hydroelectric plant on the Shannon, Ireland's largest river.
I have got them too but they are a much smaller problem than the Arvicola is. I think I have no problem with them at all. I believe that those trying to get at my crocus and corydalis corms are mice rather than voles. However, I am not out hunting in the nights   ;D  so I am not sure.
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