Vol. 5 No. 2 (2010)

Two new types of noose for capturing herps

Enrique García-Muñoz
CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Neftalí Sillero
Centro de Investigação em Ciências Geo-Espaciais (CICGE); Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal

Published 2010-12-20

How to Cite

García-Muñoz, E., & Sillero, N. (2010). Two new types of noose for capturing herps. Acta Herpetologica, 5(2), 259–264. https://doi.org/10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-9033


We present two new types of noose for capturing herps, which allow adapting the size of the loop to the size of prey rapidly. We use a plastic ring to make the loop: the thread moves perfectly without any impediment or friction, and remains in good conditions for a longer time. The plastic ring can be made during fieldwork. Both new types of noose increase capture effectiveness, as it is possible to noose different types of preys with a simple and rapid adaptation of the loop. We have tested this methodology in different species of lacertids, some snakes under rocks, and also some amphibians.


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