12 de junio de 2019

Who's watching who?

Anotado en junio 12, miércoles 10:21 por tony_wills tony_wills | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

07 de septiembre de 2018

25 de septiembre de 2013


This project is all about automatically monitoring wildlife without the need for someone to be there. I think we will limit this to vertebrates. A number of different methods are commonly used.

  • Tracking tunnels, usually a physical box designed to attract a particular species (eg entrance hole sizes or lures), and the target steps on an ink (or other marker) then on to paper, recording their footprints.
  • Chew cards, or wax-tags: impregnated with a lure attractive to the target species. Bite marks confirm the target being present in the area.
  • Deadly traps, obviously only suitable for vermin.
  • Live capture traps.
  • Time-lapse cameras, taking photos at regular intervals, maybe only during set hours. Hoping something passes by.
  • Movement detection cameras. Usually they compare successive photographic frames or are triggered by heat pattern changes. Could use external movement detectors or trip-wires to trigger camera.
  • Insect or reptile shelters, eg 'Weta hotels', attractive structures in which target animals seek shelter.
  • Sound/audio recorders, eg bat detectors.

Anything I've missed?

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Anotado en septiembre 25, miércoles 02:05 por tony_wills tony_wills | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario