Accidental captures of small mammals in insects trap: suggestions to avoid these incidents and use of trap and bait to capture small mammals

Fábio André Facco Jacomassa, Mateus Aparecido Clemente


We present here accidental captures of small mammals in insects traps made of PET bottles using passion fruit juice as bait. Between October 2011 and July 2013, six small mammals (identified) were captures. These animals may have been attracted by the strong odor passion fruit, the fermenting juice with insect carcasses, or live baits, or perhaps may have attempted to use the PET bottle as a refuge. Even that these records were fortuitous we suggest as avoid these incidents and the use of passion fruit as bait in PET bottles as an inexpensive trap for research with small mammals.

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