Variation in the accumulation of chemical elements in the bones of chamois during their two-year exposure in the field
The accumulation of chemical elements in the bones of Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) in Tatranská Javorina in the area of the Belianske Tatras were studied. Over a two year period, bones taken from the same site were sampled four times. During each sampling, chemical elements were measured, and then the bones were put back in their original position. The site was at an altitude of 1000 m a.s.l. We investigated the effect of time on the concentration of elements in the bones of deceased chamois. It is clear from our research that the elements behave differently over time. It can be said that if bone samples are taken directly from the field, the results may differ due to element exchanges, mainly between bones, precipitation water and air. Elements like P, Cr, Mn, Fe, Zn, Rb, Sr, Mo, Sb, Ba, and Pb tended to increase or do not change concentrations in the bones over time, while concentrations of Ca, K, Cl decreased.
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