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Table 1.

Composition of semi-synthetic fruit diet fed to red-eyed vireos for 4 months

Fruit diet
Ingredients% wet mass% dry mass
Glucose 10.25 41.0 
Caseina 2.50 10.0 
Amino acid mixb 0.70 2.8 
Vitamin and minerals mixc 0.25 1.0 
Salt mixd 1.25 5.0 
Cellulosee 1.30 5.2 
Plant oilf 7.50 30.0 
Agarg 1.25 5.0 
Water 75.00 – 
Fruit diet
Ingredients% wet mass% dry mass
Glucose 10.25 41.0 
Caseina 2.50 10.0 
Amino acid mixb 0.70 2.8 
Vitamin and minerals mixc 0.25 1.0 
Salt mixd 1.25 5.0 
Cellulosee 1.30 5.2 
Plant oilf 7.50 30.0 
Agarg 1.25 5.0 
Water 75.00 – 
a

Casein (high N): US Biochemical Corp., Cleveland, OH, USA

b

Amino acid mix: Murphy and King(1982), all amino acids supplied by Fisher Scientific, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

c

AIN-76 Vitamin and minerals mix, ICN Biomedicals, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA

d

Salt mix: Briggs-N Salt mixture, ICN Biomedicals, Inc.

e

Celufil-hydrolyzed: US Biochemical Corp.

f

Olive oil in 82%U diet and equal amounts of cottonseed and palm oil in 58%U diet (for sources, see Table 2)

g

Agar bacteriological grade: US Biochemical Corp.

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