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dc.contributor.authorBlackie, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorMackay, J. W. B.en
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Brenten
dc.contributor.authorInder, S.en
dc.contributor.authorMacMorran, D.en
dc.contributor.authorBothwell, Jennen
dc.contributor.authorClout, M.en
dc.contributor.authorEason, Charlesen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-31T22:44:20Z
dc.date.available2019-04-12T12:30:25Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.date.submitted2015-05-27en
dc.identifier.citationBlackie et al. (2016). A novel device for controlling brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula). New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 40(1), 60-64. doi:10.20417/nzjecol.40.6en
dc.identifier.issn1177-7788en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/8495
dc.description.abstract© New Zealand Ecological Society. Pen and small-scale field trials have been completed on a new, long-life, resetting toxin delivery system for brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula). Devices are designed to attract and control possums over long periods of time with minimal input and maintenance. The units are species-specific, lightweight, environmentally robust, and have the ability to control 100 possums before requiring servicing. Devices dispense a measured dose (0.8 g) of a palatable gel containing 12.5% zinc phosphide (Zn₃P₂) onto a possum’s abdomen. Pen trial results demonstrated that after receiving a measured dose from these devices, 89% of nine possums groomed the gel from their fur, ingested it and died. The average time to death following ingestion of a lethal dose of zinc phosphide was 4.6 hours, a comparatively short timeframe compared to other control tools (specifically sodium fluoroacetate, cholecalciferol or brodifacoum). A small-scale field trial deploying 11 devices at 100-m intervals was run in an 11-ha mountain beech (Fuscospora cliffortioides) forest site. A sample of ten possums in the vicinity of these devices were collared with VHF-mortality sensors and, of the nine individuals with known fates, eight were killed shortly after interacting with a resetting delivery system.en
dc.format.extent60-64en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Ecological Society - https://doi.org/10.20417/nzjecol.40.6en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.20417/nzjecol.40.6en
dc.rights© New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.subjectpopulation controlen
dc.subjectresetting toxin delivery systemen
dc.subjectzinc phosphideen
dc.subjectvertebrate pesticideen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleA novel device for controlling brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula)en
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitPest-Management and Conservationen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciencesen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
dc.identifier.doi10.20417/nzjecol.40.6en
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060207 Population Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060809 Vertebrate Biologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc070505 Forestry Pests, Health and Diseasesen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen
pubs.issue1en
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/Agriculture and Life Sciences/WFMB
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume40en
dc.identifier.eissn0110-6465en


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