|SREL Reprint #0285|
The Relative Effectiveness of Two Types of Snap Traps
G. C. Smith, D. W. Kaufman, R. M. Jones, J. B. Gentry
and M. H. Smith
The relative effectiveness of Museum Special and Victor snap traps has
not been tested. Both types of
traps were set side by side, placed 5.5, 11, or 15 m apart on census lines or
grids, baited with peanut butter, and checked daily.
During part of the study, one trap at each station was painted white
alternating between Museum Special and Victor traps. There were no significant differences in the number of
captures by white and plain traps of either type.
However, Museum Special traps removed larger percentages of three most
abundant species combined and the two most abundant rodent species considered
separately than the Victor traps. Shrews
were caught equally well by both types of traps.
SREL Reprint #0285
Smith, G.C., D.W. Kaufman, R.M. Jones, J.B. Gentry,
and M.H. Smith. 1971. The relative effectiveness of two types
of snap traps. Acta Theriologica 16:277-283.