Title

Comparative temperature in funnel and pit traps

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

CSIRO Publishing

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of 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

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1071/ZO09052