Training a wild-born marsupial to use microchip-automated devices: the brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) as proof of concept

Edwards, M. C. and Hoy, J. M. and FitzGibbon, S. and Murray, P. J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1143-1706 (2018) Training a wild-born marsupial to use microchip-automated devices: the brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) as proof of concept. Australian Mammalogy, 41 (2). pp. 279-282. ISSN 0310-0049


Abstract

Microchip-automated feeders and doors allow individualised access to supplementary food and shelter during soft-release of wildlife. A wild-caught brush-tailed phascogale was used to test whether a wild animal could be trained to use microchip-automated devices. The phascogale was trained to use each device in less than a month.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 01:55
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2021 00:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: behaviour, Dasyuridae, marsupial, wildlife management
Fields of Research (2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0608 Zoology > 060801 Animal Behaviour
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050199 Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified
10 Technology > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310399 Ecology not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4011 Environmental engineering > 401199 Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310901 Animal behaviour
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180699 Terrestrial systems and management not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1071/AM18017
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41296

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