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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, E.
dc.contributor.authorSjoberg, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorAgnew, T.
dc.contributor.authorRoss, James G.
dc.contributor.authorEason, Charles
dc.contributor.authorMacMorran, D.
dc.contributor.authorAylett, P.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-03T00:55:32Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/11516
dc.description.abstractIntroduced rats continue to have a major impact on biodiversity around the world, and improved control techniques are required to avoid further extinctions. We are trialing resetting toxin-delivery systems (Spitfires) targeting a range of predators, including rats. The Spitfire works by firing a paste containing a toxin on to the belly of rats as they pass through a tunnel. The device then resets. When the rats groom the paste from their fur, they ingest the toxin. Each Spitfire is capable of approximately 100 doses and is fitted with a counter and a delay mechanism. Sodium fluoroacetate (1080), zinc phosphide and brodifacoum have been successfully pen trialed in Spitfires on both wild Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) and black rats (R. rattus). A 4-week field trial was undertaken in summer using 35 Spitfires containing 1080, spaced on a 100-m grid covering 24 ha. Rat tracking rates in the non-treatment area were 55% before the trial and 80% after. In the treatment area, they were 33% before and 7%after. Gas leakage was a problem in a number of the Spitfires, causing them to malfunction and this fault is currently being rectified.en
dc.format.extent184-185en
dc.language.isoen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - http://brisbane2016.scboceania.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SCBO-2016-Abstract-Book.pdfen
dc.sourceSociety for Conservation Biology 4th Congressen
dc.subjectstoaten
dc.titleNew toxin delivery systems for small mammal pestsen
dc.typeConference Contribution - published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Pest Management and Conservation
pubs.finish-date2016-07-08en
pubs.notesAbstract book free to download at http://brisbane2016.scboceania.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SCBO-2016-Abstract-Book.pdfen
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/ECOL
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://brisbane2016.scboceania.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SCBO-2016-Abstract-Book.pdfen
pubs.start-date2016-07-06en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7413-4704
lu.subtypeConference Abstracten


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