Hello! My name is Mrs. Clark. Please join me as I travel to study the mammals of Nova Scotia!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Word of the Day

So I set my traps Tuesday afternoon “thinking like a mouse” and did not have to worry about putting it by food because we put grain inside the traps but more importantly was thinking about where a mouse/vole/shrew/squirrel might want to run, hide or find a mate. From a comment posted by my veterinary sister lets all learn the Word of the Day: Thigmotactic- rodents are, and because of this traps should be placed where they would be running along things they are touching(feet,whiskers). Its a security feeling to them. Example if you dead end a trap at the end of a log, they will go right into it.

I put some along rocks where they might run, under a fallen log or also on top of a log it might run along, near holes or tunnels and under lots of thick brush. I did well and my traps caught the most today in the grid! Check my next post for what was inside.


  1. Im glad you are having lots of fun ~Amanda~

  2. Good Job Chrissy!! you are an expert trapper--Spanky