Meadow Vole Skull Replica


Meadow Voles thrive on small plants yet, like shrews, they will eat dead animals and, like mice and rats, they can live on almost any nut or fruit.


Meadow Vole Skull Replica measures 1.0 in. Meadow Vole Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Meadow Vole is active year-round, usually at night. They are also called Field Mice or Meadow Mice. It also digs burrows, where it stores food for the winter and females give birth to their young.

Although these rodents tend to live close together, they are aggressive towards one another. This is particularly evident in males during the breeding season. They can cause damage to fruit trees, garden plants, and commercial grain crops.

Most changes in activity are imposed by season, habitat, cover, temperature, and other factors. Meadow Voles have to eat frequently, and their active periods (every two to three hours) are associated with food digestion.

In Canada, Meadow Voles are active the first few hours after dawn and during the two-to four-hour period before sunset. Most of the inactive period is spent in the nest.

Meadow Voles eat most available species of grasses, sedges, and forbs, including many agricultural plant species. In summer and fall, grasses are cut into match-length sections to reach the succulent portions of the leaves and seed heads.

Leaves, flowers, and fruits of forbs are also typical components of the summer diet. Fungi, primarily endogones, have been reported in Meadow Vole diets.

They consume insects and snails, and scavenge on animal remains; cannibalism is frequent in periods of high population density.

In winter, Meadow Vole consume green basal portions of grass plants, often hidden under snow. Other winter diet components include seeds, roots, and bulbs. They occasionally strip the bark from woody plants. Seeds and tubers are stored in nests and burrows.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 1.0 in
Meadow Vole Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Microtus
Subgenus: Mynomes
Species: M. pennsylvanicus
Binomial name: Microtus pennsylvanicus
Conservation status: Least concern – A least concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation.