Bait Preferences of Non-Volant Small Mammals from Selected Localities in Sarawak, Malaysia

Nur Asmah, Ridza (2017) Bait Preferences of Non-Volant Small Mammals from Selected Localities in Sarawak, Malaysia. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Baits are frequently used for surveying small mammal communities. These can not only attract large number of animals but they also provide sustenance for trapped individuals. A study of bait preference of non-volant small mammals was carried out at three different localities in Sarawak; Long Banga, Ulu Baram from 22 August until 2 September 2016, Dered Krian National Park, Bau from 20 until 26 September 2016, Santubong National Park, Kuching from 24 until 30 October 2016. In this study, 100 cage traps with ten different type of baits (banana, pineapple, tapioca, sausage with peanut, salted fish, banana with vanilla essence, sausage, cheese cracker, oil palm fruit and fried chicken) were used to sample small mammal population. A total of 12 species from four orders represented by 47 individuals were captured. The most caught species from order Rodentia were Maxomys whiteheadi and Callosciurus notatus both with total of 10 individuals each, respectively. The most successful bait is the oil palm fruit, followed by banana with vanilla essence, banana and cheese cracker. In this study, sausage, <salted fish and fried chicken were unsuccessful in luring any species in all three localities.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bait, Non-volant, Long Banga, Dered Krian National Park, Santubong National Park, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Patrick
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 08:48
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2023 07:53

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