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Wood-rat (Rattus tiomanicus Miller) population build-up in a cocoa-coconut plantation after field-poisoning



Wood-rat (Rattus tiomanicus Miller) population build-up in a cocoa-coconut plantation after field-poisoning



MARDI Research Journal 19(2): 239-249



The build-up of the Malaysian wood-rat populations in a cocoa-coconut plantation after field poisoning was studied. The rat populations were reduced to some low numbers by poison-baiting and monitored by multiple recapture technique thereafter. The populations recovered rapidly and reached peak levels after 6 and 9 months. A target population (138 animals) that was greatly reduced to 18 rats recovered to about 88.4% (124 rats) of its original abundance.

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