The Nine-Banded Armadillo

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Throughout a forty-six day period, a variety of baits and methods were tested on the nine-banded armadillo. There was thirty-seven mapped armadillo holes, with fifteen very active holes in which the study was conducted around. With the active holes, the funnel method was used so that the armadillo would be guided directly over or by several baits. The bait would be one, two, or three inches under the ground, or lying on top of the ground. The variety of baits tested throughout this study was red worms, pond worms, crickets, maggots, grub, eggs (cracked and whole), wet cat food, and bananas. At the beginning of the study, crickets or worms were placed in mesh wire and attached to black or yellow stakes, in hope of the armadillo finding either

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