Proceedings of the Theriological School

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download pdfKorobchenko, M. Golov trap and the experience of its use in research on burrowing rodents. Proceedings of the Theriological School. 2017. Vol. 15: 7579.



Golov trap and the experience of its use in research on burrowing rodents


Korobchenko, M.


National Museum of Natural History, NAS of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)


Proceedings of the Theriological School. 2017. Vol. 15: 7579.




Ukrainian, with English extended summary, titles of tables, captures to figs, and references


Described here are the structural features and operation principles of Golov trap. It is a tool used in studies of underground rodents in vivo, including mole voles (Ellobius), associated with the capture of live animals from their burrow systems directly in their natural habitat. The full-text Ukrainian translation of B. Golovs original work (1954) is presented, as well as the description of the authors experience on using this trap in studies of the northern mole vole on sands of the Siversky Donets rivers basin (Luhansk region). The technique of trapping and of temporary keeping of caught animals are reported. The trap is a bottle-shaped spiral construction made of steel wire and set into a tunnel of an inhabited burrow system, previously opened and checked for signs of vital activities of rodents.


Golov trap, burrowing rodents, mole vole, live trap, non-fatal research.



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