Bulletin of Entomological Research (2006) 96, 99-103

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M.W.J. Crosland and N.-Y. Su (2006)
Mark-recapture without estimating population sizes: a tool to evaluate termite baits
Bulletin of Entomological Research 96 (2), 99-103
Abstract: The mark-recapture technique is currently being used by many termite researchers. Here it's two uses are explained and disentangled. Use 1 is mapping the geographical location of the colony and use 2 is estimating the number of termites in the colony. Use 2 is controversial because the accuracy of the estimates has been widely questioned. In this article, it is explained that use 1 is not controversial and that use 1 (not use 2) is the criterion that is currently being used for evaluating the efficacy of termite baits.
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