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1 May 2010 Universal Trap Timer Design to Examine Temporal Activity of Wildlife
Duncan R. Sutherland, Martin Predavec
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We designed a reliable and inexpensive universal trap timer that records the time from the moment a single-live-capture trap is triggered by an animal to when the observer checks the trap. Combined with trapping information, the diel activity pattern of a given species or demographic group can then be described or compared between imposed treatments. The universal trap timer is adaptable to operate reliably with most single-capture trap designs, requires no permanent modification of traps, and is easy to construct.

Duncan R. Sutherland and Martin Predavec "Universal Trap Timer Design to Examine Temporal Activity of Wildlife," Journal of Wildlife Management 74(4), 906-909, (1 May 2010). https://doi.org/10.2193/2009-217
Published: 1 May 2010
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KEYWORDS
behavioral ecology
diel activity
foraging
live capture
Rattus fuscipes
temporal activity
universal trap timer
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