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1

South American camelids

Alpacas

2

Are alpacas true ruminants?

No

3

What kind of foragers are alpacas?

Strict grazers

4

Alpacas consume _____ grasses in the we season and _____ grasses in the dry season

Tall, short

5

Upper lip is split by _____

Labial cleft

6

Why can alpacas be highly selective in their foraging?

Each side of their lips is independent of the other

7

Does the tongue participate in grabbing food?

No

8

Do alpacas lick anything?

No (NO MINERAL BLOCKS)

9

Which compartment of the stomach makes up about 80% of the forestomach volume?

C-1

10

Which compartment of the stomach makes up 6% of the forestomach volume?

C-2

11

How much digesta can C-1 and C-2 hold?

10-15L

12

Glandular saccules line the ventral surfaces of _____

C-1 and C-2

13

Nutrient absorption, mucous secretions, glycoproteins, urea, secretion of bicarbonate ions for buffereing

Glandular saccules

14

Tubular part of digestive tract

C-3

15

This part of the digestive tract has true gastric glands

Last 1/5 of C-3

16

Why do alpacas perform better than sheep when using poor quality roughage?

Good adaptation to semi-arid environments

17

Active at dawn and dusk

Crepuscular

18

How long do alpacas eat per day?

5-6 hours

19

How long do alpacas ruminate per day?

8-9 hours