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1 September 2005 Stouffer® wildlife timers as an index of vertebrate activity periods in a tropical forest
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Wildlife timers are an inexpensive alternative to radiotelemetry and camera trapping for assessing activity patterns of vertebrates. We tested the validity of using time-of-capture as an index of species activity periods by comparing wildlife-timer activity data with a concurrent radiotelemetry study of leopard cats (Prionailurus bengalensis) in Thailand. The wildlife timers yielded valid temporal data for a variety of captured vertebrates, although they were prone to mechanical failure in a moist, tropical environment. We recommend sheltering timers from direct rainfall and using silicone sealant to increase timer durability.

Lon I. Grassman, Aaron M. Haines, Michael E. Tewes, and Nova J. Silvy "Stouffer® wildlife timers as an index of vertebrate activity periods in a tropical forest," Wildlife Society Bulletin 33(3), 1174-1177, (1 September 2005). https://doi.org/10.2193/0091-7648(2005)33[1174:FTFSWT]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 September 2005
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