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dc.contributor.authorHitchmough, Rodney
dc.contributor.authorNeilson, Keri
dc.contributor.authorGoddard, Kara
dc.contributor.authorGoold, Mike
dc.contributor.authorGartrell, Brett
dc.contributor.authorCockburn, Stu
dc.contributor.authorLing, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-08T04:14:43Z
dc.date.available2013-04-08T04:14:43Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationHitchmough, R, Neilson, K., Goddard, K., Goold, M., Gartrell, B., Cockburn, S. & Ling, N. (2012). New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 36(2),151-156.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0110-6465
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7422
dc.description.abstract‘Microbranding’, a system for individually identifying reptiles and amphibians based on a numbered code of spot brands applied to the body and limbs, was tested on New Zealand skinks and geckos. Common geckos (Woodworthia maculata) and copper skinks (Oligosoma aeneum) were used as test animals. Brands applied in autumn took 3 months or more to heal. There was no evidence of brand-related mortality or increased parasite loads in branded animals. However, after healing the brands faded very rapidly in the skinks to become totally unreadable in all surviving branded skinks after 2.5 years and not accurately readable in most geckos after 3 years. We therefore consider the technique unsuitable as a standard marking procedure for New Zealand lizards.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Societyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/contents.php?volume_issue=j36_2en_NZ
dc.rightsThis article is published in the journal: New Zealand Journal of Ecology. © 2012, New Zealand Ecological Society.en_NZ
dc.subjectmarking mortalityen_NZ
dc.subjecttoe clippingen_NZ
dc.titleAssessment of microbranding as an alternative marking technique for long-term identification of New Zealand lizardsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page151en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37837
pubs.end-page156en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume36en_NZ


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