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Brown, D. J., DeVolld, B., & Forstner, M. R. J. (2011). Escapes from hoop nets by red-eared sliders (trachemys scripta). Southwestern Naturalist, 56(1), 124–127. 
Added by: Sarina Wunderlich (25 Jun 2011 12:41:18 UTC)
Resource type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1894/PAS-26.1
BibTeX citation key: Brown2011
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Keywords: Emydidae, Habitat = habitat, Schildkröten = turtles + tortoises, Technik = equipment, Trachemys, Trachemys scripta
Creators: Brown, DeVolld, Forstner
Collection: Southwestern Naturalist
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We investigated the influence of sex and depth of body on escapes from hoop nets by red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta) to assess if escapes from traps potentially biased estimates of structure of populations. Turtles remained in traps =34 h and traps were checked at ca. 12-h intervals. Depth of body was not a significant variable in escapes from hoop nets, but sex was a significant variable, with only females escaping. This study provides evidence that previous reports on the inefficiency of hoop nets and on rates of captures that are male-biased could result from escapes rather than differential attraction to traps.
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