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The design and testing of linen thread weak-links in brushtail possum radio-collars


Cawthen, LM and Munks, SA, The design and testing of linen thread weak-links in brushtail possum radio-collars, Australian Mammalogy, 33, (1) pp. 33-35. ISSN 0310-0049 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Linen thread was built into radio-collars as a weak-link to trial its effectiveness at ensuring that radio-collars did not remain indefinitely on animals if they were not recaptured. Eighty percent of collars with weak-links broke or degraded, resulting in the collars dropping off within 1245 days. This method may be useful for short-term studies of some species of mammal that are difficult to recapture in order to remove collars.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Animal behaviour
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
UTAS Author:Cawthen, LM (Miss Lisa Cawthen)
UTAS Author:Munks, SA (Dr Sarah Munks)
ID Code:68814
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2011-03-24
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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