This paper describes the current capabilities of the Scentinel® Mk4, an automated bait station and smart monitoring device for small mammals of between 40 and 2000g. It is equipped with a weighbridge, bait canisters and camera, and can be programmed to respond in different ways to visitors of specifiable weight categories. At the date of writing, we are about two-thirds of the way through an extensive field trial on farmland near Tokoroa, funded mainly by FRST and AHB.
|Author||King, C. M., Martin, R. D., McDonald, R. M., Tempero, G., Dekrout, A., Holmes, S. and Stirnemann, M.|
|Secondary title||13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference|
|Place published||Wellington, NZ|