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Abstract

The timing of antler casting of Reeves' muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi).

Abstract

For 22 Reeves' muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) in captivity in England the exact casting dates of left and right antlers were recorded for a total of 106 antler cycles. On only 15.1 per cent of occasions were both antlers cast on the same day but more than half were cast within 3 days. All except 3 castings occurred in May and June with 26 May as the median date for both left and right antlers.