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1 September 2008 A Single-Sampling Hair Trap for Mesocarnivores
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Although techniques to analyze and quantify DNA-based data have progressed, methods to noninvasively collect samples lag behind. Samples are generally collected from devices that permit coincident sampling of multiple individuals. Because of cross-contamination, substantive genotyping errors can arise. We developed a cost-effective (US$4.60/trap) single-capture hair trap for American martens (Martes americana). In the field, traps effectively targeted martens; >75% of all hair samples were identified as marten. Eighty percent of marten hair (n = 180) contained sufficient quality for DNA-based analyses. This effective and affordable trap can be used by managers to monitor mesocarnivore populations noninvasively.

Jonathan N. Pauli, Matthew B. Hamilton, Edward B. Crain, and Steven W. Buskirk "A Single-Sampling Hair Trap for Mesocarnivores," Journal of Wildlife Management 72(7), 1650-1652, (1 September 2008). https://doi.org/10.2193/2007-588
Published: 1 September 2008
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