oa African Zoology - A field test of six types of livetrap for African rodents

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Six live-trap types were tested in a grassy vlei near Pretoria in an attempt to determine their success in trapping Rhabdomys pumilio, Praomys (Mastomys) natalensis, and Otomys irroratus. One trap of each type was set at each of fourteen trapping stations. The effect of trap position on captures was effectively ruled out by changing the arrangement of the traps each week. The frequency of capture of different age and sex classes of the three species is compared.

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