J. L. Boone, Ph.D., Ecology
Small Mammal Trapping:

Collier-Seminole State Park, Collier County, Florida

9 July 1991

Project Completion Report

Jim Boone, Joshua Laerm, and Kevin Roe
University of Georgia Museum of Natural History Athens, GA 30302

On the night of 8 July 1991, 61 cotton mice (Peromyscus gossypinus) and 10 cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) were captured in Collier-Seminole State Park under Florida DNR permit number 8-91-6 and Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission permit number WX 91-120. No other animals were captured in the park. The 3 cotton rats captured near the park entrance were given to park personnel for voucher specimens. All other specimens will be housed at the Univeristy of Georgia Museum of Natural History.

Information on trap sites is provided in Table 1, and information on 26 P. gossypinus used in electrophoretic studies is provided in Table 2. These 26 and the remaining P. gossypinus were used in morphological studies, and data from the other mice can be provided later.

Table 1. Trap locations, trapping effort, and number of captures.

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           Site           # traps    P. gossypinus  S. hispidus
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Clay Road at Highway 41      75             1            7
Hwy 41 at Park Entrance      75            10            3
SE of Maintenance Yard       75            17            0
SE and East of Marina area   75            14            0
E Portion of Nature Trail    75            19            0

Total:                      375            61           10
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Table 2. Data from 26 cotton mice who will be used in genetic studies.

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Jim              Location             Sex    Age    Weight    Repro.    Parasites
Boone #                                              (g)    Condition
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JB 1725    Clay Rd at Hwy 41          M    Adult    23.8    Nonactive
JB 1726    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    21.9    Nonactive
JB 1727    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    25.6    Nonactive
JB 1728    Marina-maintenance area    F    Subadult 18.9    Nonactive
JB 1729    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    27.0    Nonactive
JB 1730    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    36.2    Nonactive  1 liver nematode
JB 1731    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    33.1    Nonactive  many liver nematodes
JB 1732    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    27.5    Nonactive  bot fly larvae scar
JB 1733    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    22.6    Nonactive
JB 1734    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    22.8    Nonactive
JB 1735    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    29.6    Nonactive
JB 1736    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    22.5    Nonactive
JB 1737    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    28.2    Nonactive  bot fly larvae
JB 1738    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    23.4    Nonactive
JB 1739    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    23.0    Nonactive  bot fly larvae
JB 1740    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    27.3    Nonactive  bot fly larvae
JB 1741    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    22.1    Nonactive
JB 1742    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    22.6    Nonactive
JB 1743    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    21.1    Nonactive  bot fly larvae
JB 1744    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    21.8    Nonactive
JB 1745    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    24.1    Nonactive
JB 1746    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    22.8    Nonactive
JB 1747    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    23.4    Nonactive
JB 1748    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    30.1    Nonactive
JB 1749    Marina-maintenance area    M    Adult    21.8    Nonactive
JB 1750    Marina-maintenance area    F    Adult    21.0    Nonactive
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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