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1 April 1993 EVALUATION OF THE BIONIC® TRAP TO QUICKLY KILL FISHER (MARTES PENNANTI) IN SIMULATED NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
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The Bionic® trap equipped with a 10 cm aperture bait cone and cocked to eight notches quickly killed nine of nine fishers (Martes pennanti) in simulated natural conditions. Mean (±SE) estimated times to loss of consciousness and heartbeat were ≤55 sec and 305 (±8) sec, respectively, after firing the trap. This study confirmed that the Bionic® trap can be expected to render ≥70% of captured fishers irreversibly unconscious in ≤3 min (P < 0.05).

Proulx and Barrett: EVALUATION OF THE BIONIC® TRAP TO QUICKLY KILL FISHER (MARTES PENNANTI) IN SIMULATED NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Gilbert Proulx and Morley W. Barrett "EVALUATION OF THE BIONIC® TRAP TO QUICKLY KILL FISHER (MARTES PENNANTI) IN SIMULATED NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(2), 310-316, (1 April 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.2.310
Received: 21 February 1992; Published: 1 April 1993
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