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A portable metal box trap for live-capture of feral pigs

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dc.contributor.author Diong, C.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-22T02:23:12Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-22T02:23:12Z
dc.date.issued 1981-05
dc.identifier.citation Diong CH. 1981. A portable metal box trap for live-capture of feral pigs. Honolulu (HI): Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. PCSU Technical Report, 37.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4017
dc.description Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.
dc.description.abstract This paper presents design specifications and operation for a newly designed box trap. Used for live-capture of feral pigs in a tropical rain forest in Hawai’i, this trap can be utilized in other habitats for trapping other large quadrupeds (e.g., bears and deer). Each assembled trap weighs 195 pounds and has six separable portable panels. Following an eight-step procedure, a trap can be constructed in eight man-hours. Features of the trap which are not found in other designs and considered unique are: (1) it is all metal; (2) it is equipped with a multi-catch door which forms part of a panel; (3) it uses sleeve-couplings instead of conventional-type hinges for door attachment; (4) it employs convenient use of panel clamps for locking panels together; (5) it allows a wide range of convertibility of an individual trap into group traps of any configuration. After more than 18 months of use in the field, the metal box trap has been found to be an efficient, durable, practical, and safe method of trapping pigs alive for scientific investigation or in a control program.
dc.description.sponsorship National Park Service Contract No. EX 8000 8 0011
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Cooperative National Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical Report
dc.relation.ispartofseries 37
dc.subject.lcsh Animal traps.
dc.subject.lcsh Feral swine -- Control.
dc.subject.lcsh Trapping -- Equipment and supplies -- Design and construction.
dc.title A portable metal box trap for live-capture of feral pigs
dc.type Report
dc.type.dcmi Text
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