Title

Comparative temperature in funnel and pit traps

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

CSIRO Publishing

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure, Centre for Ecosystem Management

RAS ID

8520

Comments

Originally published as: Thompson, G. G., & Thompson, S. A. (2010). Comparative temperature in funnel and pit traps. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(5), 311-316. Original article available here

Abstract

The temperature in pit and funnel traps with various shade-cover treatments on the two hottest days in Perth in the summer of 2008/09 were examined. Lethal temperatures for small mammals and reptiles were experienced in pipe and bucket pit-traps and funnel traps without covers on both days. Funnel traps with shade covers provided similar or better protection from solar radiation than buckets, pipes and funnel traps without covers. A breeze reduced temperatures in funnel traps more than it did in bucket and pipe pit-traps. It is recommended that all funnel traps deployed during fauna surveys be protected by a shade cover and during hot conditions a second shade cover should be used.

DOI

10.1071/ZO09052

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1071/ZO09052