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1 July 2010 A Modified Track Tube for Detecting Beach Mice
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Standard track tube designs are ineffective for long-term monitoring of beach mice (Peromyscus polionotus) largely because of blowing sand and rain in the coastal dune habitat. We developed a novel track tube design with the tube elevated, capped on one end, and covered on the other end with a short 90° elbow tube. We tested this tube design against 2 other designs (elevated and ground). Our elevated 90° elbow track tubes detected beach mouse tracks more often and they were disturbed less frequently than elevated or ground tubes. Elevated 90° elbow track tubes are a practical means for managers to conduct long-term monitoring of beach mouse populations.

Ronald E. Loggins, Jeffery A. Gore, Laurinda L. Brown, Laura A. Slaby, and Erin H. Leone "A Modified Track Tube for Detecting Beach Mice," Journal of Wildlife Management 74(5), 1154-1159, (1 July 2010). https://doi.org/10.2193/2009-294
Published: 1 July 2010
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