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

Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Collier County, Florida

10 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 9 July 1991, 25 cotton mice (Peromyscus gossypinus) and 3 cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), and 4 shrews (Blarina sp.) were captured in Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve 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 preserve. All specimens will be housed at the Univeristy of Georgia Museum of Natural History.

Information on specific trap sites is provided in Table 1, and data from the P. gossypinus are provided in Table 2. Data from the other animals can be provided later.

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

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Site                            #traps    P. gossypinus    Blarina    S. hispidus
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Main Road, 0.3 mi N Royal Palm    75            1             1           0
Main Road, at Royal Palm          75            9             2           1
Main Road, 0.5 mi S Royal Palm    75           12             0           1
Main Road, 3.3 mi S Royal Palm    75            3             1           1

Total:                           300           25             4           3
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Table 2. Data from 25 cotton mice.

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Jim                 Location            Sex  Age     Weight     Repro.     Parasites
Boone #                                               (g)     Condition
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JB 1751   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   M  Adult     24.1    Nonactive  
JB 1752   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   M  Adult     25.0    Nonactive  
JB 1753   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   F  Adult     21.9    Nonactive  
JB 1754   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   M  Adult     26.3    Nonactive  
JB 1755   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   M  Adult     26.9    Nonactive  
JB 1756   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   M  Adult     29.5    Nonactive  
JB 1757   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   F  Subadult  17.9    Nonactive  
JB 1758   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   M  Adult     22.0    Nonactive  
JB 1759   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   M  Adult     24.1    Nonactive  
JB 1760   Main Road at Royal Palm Area   F  Subadult  20.1    Nonactive  
JB 1761   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  F  Subadult  20.0    Nonactive  
JB 1762   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     27.0    Nonactive  
JB 1763   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  F  Adult     22.9    Nonactive  
JB 1764   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  F  Subadult  20.0    Nonactive  
JB 1765   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     30.1    Nonactive  liver nematodes
JB 1766   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     25.9    Nonactive  
JB 1767   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     32.5    Nonactive  liver nematodes
JB 1768   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     24.9    Nonactive  
JB 1769   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  M  Subadult  18.2    Nonactive  
JB 1770   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     23.2    Nonactive  liver nematodes
JB 1771   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     25.3    Nonactive  
JB 1772   Main Road 0.5 mi S Royal Palm  F  Adult     25.0    Nonactive  
JB 1773   Main Road 3.3 mi S Royal Palm  F  Adult     21.3    Nonactive  
JB 1774   Main Road 3.3 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     22.8    Nonactive  
JB 1775   Main Road 3.3 mi S Royal Palm  M  Adult     31.4    Nonactive  
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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