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pdf The Big Swab 2011 Survey Protocol Popular


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The protocol this year has been slightly updated from that used in 2008 (based on results, feedback and lessons learnt in 2008).

  • 30 amphibians to be sampled per site (can be a mix of species)
  • Single survey between March and June (you can start as soon as you haveyour swab packs).
  • All samples collected on a single day/evening to avoid resampling.
  • No frogs!
  • No tadpoles! (post metamorphic animals only please)
  • Capture from the water (i.e. not migrating toads en route to the breedingponds)
  • Avoid contamination between animals