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A comprehensive work intended for anyone maintaining captive bats. Bats in Captivity is the only multi-volume series of its kind, detailing the captive care of bats worldwide. This volume comprises 26 papers by 22 contributing authors. It contains a comprehensive discussion on nutrition, as well as dietary information for bats that eat insects, fruit, nectar, blood, fish and other vertebrates. Other subjects include methods for rearing insects, methods for collecting wild insects, environmental enrichment, roosting ecology, and environment and housing considerations for all bat groups, plus much more.
- "Food" For Thought
- Diet and Feeding
- Rearing Insects for Bat Food
- Collecting Wild Insects for Bat Food
- Environmental Enrichment for Long-term Captive Bats
- Roosting Ecology and the Captive Environment
- An Inexpensive Humidifying Device for Captive Bat Colonies
- The Laboratory Environment for Maintaining and Breeding Some Bats in the Family Phyllostomidae
- Environment and Housing
Susan M. Barnard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York. She founded Basically Bats - Wildlife Conservation Society, Inc. in 1993, and served as Executive Director until 2008. Currently retired from her position as Assistant Curator of Herpetology at Zoo Atlanta, Ms. Barnard has authored over 25 scientific papers in refereed journals and 2 book chapters. She also co-authored books on reptilian parasites and reptilian husbandry, and has appeared in numerous magazines and on television, including the National Geographic special, Keepers of the Wild.