A guide for ecologists to build a low-cost selective trap using radio frequency identification detection

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_97122C054FA5
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
A guide for ecologists to build a low-cost selective trap using radio frequency identification detection
Périodique
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Auteur(s)
Meniri M., Farley A., Helfenstein F., Fasel N.
ISSN
1432-0762
ISSN-L
0340-5443
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
73
Numéro
6
Pages
UNSP 80
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Behavioral studies often aim to perform specific actions on focal individuals and could benefit from automated procedures. With this paper, our goal is to demonstrate to ecologists that building a selective, automated device triggered by radio frequency identification detection (RFID) running on a battery is easy and affordable (similar to 100 Euros). We provide a step-by-step description of how to build such an RFID triggered trap for small animals. We built and tested our selective traps in a colony of 300 captive bats, flying in a 40-m-diameter dome. Our device proved successful in trapping focal individuals using RFID identification while recording every single visit to the trap-feeder. Our guide not only provides information for building RFID-triggered traps, but also offers a general framework for building any device triggered by RFID and can thus help build tailored setups matching specific studies requirement. Home-made selective device using RFID detection have a great potential in opening-up exciting new possibilities for a wide range of studies on animals, ranging from trapping specific individuals, to automatically monitoring activities at the nest-box, or supplementing specific individuals in a population.
Mots-clé
Open source, Raspberry pi, Carollia perspicillata, Selective trap, RFID
Web of science
Financement(s)
Fonds national suisse / PP00P3_165840
Création de la notice
13/06/2019 7:16
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:59
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