Bite mark monitoring methods

Some published research into the use of chew cards for monitoring is listed below.

A technical guide to monitoring methods using bite mark identification: NPCA (2015). Possum Population Monitoring using the Trap-Catch, Waxtag and Chewcard Methods > read more

Burge, O. R., Kelly, D., & Wilmshurst, J. M. (2016). Interspecies interference and monitoring duration affect detection rates in chew cards. Austral Ecology > read more

Jackson, M., Hartley, S., & Linklater, W. (2016). Better food-based baits and lures for invasive rats Rattus spp. and the brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula: a bioassay on wild, free-ranging animals. Journal of pest science, 89(2) > read more 

Ruffell, J., Innes, J., & Didham, R. K. (2015). Efficacy of chew-track-card indices of rat and possum abundance across widely varying pest densities. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 39(1), 87-92 > read more

Sweetapple, P., & Nugent, G. (2011). Chew-track-cards: a multiple-species small mammal detection device. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 153-162 > read more

Thomas, Malcolm (undated). Some notes on identification of bite-marks on WaxTags. Pest Control Research Ltd > read more

Waters, J., Fraser, D., Adams, N. J., Blackie, H., & MacKay, J. (2017). Increasing possum interaction rates with chew cards using new formulation lures. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 44(2), 91-98 > read more