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Encapsulated sodium nitrite as a new toxicant for possum control in New Zealand
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2016)
Sodium nitrite (NaNO₂), a commonly used food preservative, has been researched in New Zealand for the control of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula). In sufficiently high doses, NaNO₂ is toxic because it disrupts ...
Development of re-setting toxin delivery devices for stoats and rats
Rats and stoats continue to have a major impact on biodiversity in New Zealand, and improved control techniques are required to avoid further extinctions. A resetting toxin delivery device (Spitfire) is being developed as ...