For more info on all the background stuff...: Research Methods in Biology. And this is what the study site looks like from above (thanks Google Earth!):
Anyway, I'm studing circadian rhythms of medium and larger size mammals (like...opossum, racoon and up to black bear) and documenting peaks and lows of activity periods. Not sure how it's going to go...but I'm giving it a go.
What I want to know is, what are some tricks of the trade when it comes to trapping? I am interested in learning more about:
- Scent lures
- Methods of deploying both AND
- Any other 'lures' that are used (visual lures?)
Hopefully my fellow camera trapping bloggers can offer some suggestions? By the way, I'm in Upstate NY...if that has any affect on trapping strategies.