Funnel traps of various designs have been used to capture adults and larvae of aquatic amphibians (e.g., Buech and Egeland 2002; Richter 1995). Most studies use unbaited funnel traps to capture amphibians while others have used shrimp or salmon eggs (Adams et al. 1997). Light traps and light sticks are commonly used in studies of fish, particularly larvae (Doherty 1987; Marchetti et al. 2004), but have not been widely used to capture amphibians. Glow sticks have been mentioned briefly in the literature as a means to increase capture rates of aquatic amphibians (Smith and Rettig 1996), but no studies have estimated their effectiveness. In this study we compared the capture success of unbaited funnel traps and funnel traps baited with glow sticks.

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Copyright © 2007 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. This article first appeared in Herpetological Review 38, no. 2 (2007): 168-70.

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