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Total emission rates (ng * h⁻¹ * vole⁻¹) for the compounds of interest, grouped by treatment. Treatments: control (C), Handling (H), and Predator (P). Components in panel a, b and c are grouped by maximum emission rates during the experiment for an easier visual comparison. All components show significant differences between P vs C and P vs H, see Table 1 for details

Total emission rates (ng * h⁻¹ * vole⁻¹) for the compounds of interest, grouped by treatment. Treatments: control (C), Handling (H), and Predator (P). Components in panel a, b and c are grouped by maximum emission rates during the experiment for an easier visual comparison. All components show significant differences between P vs C and P vs H, see Table 1 for details

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