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Testing tail-mounted transmitters with Myocastor coypus (nutria)

January 1, 2007

We developed a tail-mounted radio-transmitter for Myocastor coypus (nutria) that offers a practical and efficient alternative to collar or implant methods. The mean retention time was 96 d (range 57-147 d, n = 7), making this a practical method for short-term studies. The tail-mounts were less injurious to animals than collars and easier for field researchers to implement than either collars or surgically implanted transmitters.

Publication Year 2007
Title Testing tail-mounted transmitters with Myocastor coypus (nutria)
DOI 10.1656/1528-7092(2007)6[159:TTTWMC]2.0.CO;2
Authors S. Merino, J. Carter, G. Thibodeaux
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Southeastern Naturalist
Index ID 70029764
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wetlands Research Center; Wetland and Aquatic Research Center