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    Details of this species in Rurima Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Eradicated
    Source: Island Conservation and Ecology Group, 2004
    Arrival Date: c. 1900
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Management Notes for this Location:
    The Pacific rat (Rattus exulans) was eradicated from Rurima Island (4.5 ha) in eradication trials carried out in 1983-1984, in a programme led by I. McFadden (McFadden and Towns, 1991; McFadden, 1992). 1080-impregnated kibbled maize was used dispensed from gravity fed silos, but the rats did not take the bait, perhaps because of the taste of dyes used in manufacture. This was replaced with undyed kibbled maize impregnated with bromadiolone. Eradication was probably achieved within three months (Thomas and Taylor, 2002).
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    Last Modified: 20/03/2006 2:47:32 p.m.

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland