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    Author(s): Robert D. Neely; Robert W. Campbell
    Date: 1973
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-280. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    As an aid to studying vertebrate predators of the gypsy moth, a radio telemetry system was designed to detect the death of small mammals and facilitate recovery of the remains. An intraperitoneally implanted radio transmitter is triggered by the drop in body temperature when the animal dies. The device was tested in white-footed mice.

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    Neely, Robert D.; Campbell, Robert W. 1973. A system for gathering small mammal data. Res. Pap. NE-280. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.

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