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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 635–639 | Cite as

Effects of mongoose odors on rat capture success

  • Mark E. Tobin
  • Richard M. Engeman
  • Robert T. Sugihara
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Abstract

Wild rats,Rattus norvegicus, R. exulans, andR. rattus, avoided wire-cage live traps that had previously captured mongooses,Herpestes auropunctatus. Replacing traps soiled by mongooses with clean traps would increase rat capture success and reduce a source of experimental bias.

Key Words

Herpestes auropunctatus predator odors Rattus semiochemicals trap success 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark E. Tobin
    • 1
  • Richard M. Engeman
    • 2
  • Robert T. Sugihara
    • 1
  1. 1.US Department of AgricultureDenver Wildlife Research CenterHilo
  2. 2.US Department of AgricultureDenver Wildlife Research CenterDenver

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