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1 December 2015 Predator Exclusion Cage for Turtle Nests: A Novel Design
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Three predator exclusion devices were designed and deployed with the goal of denying raccoons access to simulated turtle nests (n = 116) for 48 hrs. A novel design, a roughly conical cage constructed using wooden dowels for bars, protected nests through 3 trials at rates of 100% (n = 4), 100% (n = 8), and 70% (n = 84). This new cage design offers a portable, inexpensive, and reusable alternative for protecting nests of diamondback terrapins and potentially other emydid species.

© 2015 Chelonian Research Foundation
Samuel A. Buzuleciu, Megan E. Spencer, and Scott L. Parker "Predator Exclusion Cage for Turtle Nests: A Novel Design," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(2), (1 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1163.1
Received: 8 May 2015; Accepted: 1 August 2015; Published: 1 December 2015
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