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Friday, September 09, 2005

But do they Glow???

In Australia, researchers trying to find a better way to manage invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus) populations have come up with an interesting technique. According to this report from CNN, the toads are attracted to a type of lighting known as black light blue, commonly used in "bug zappers" and popular in dance clubs. Over the course of three weeks at a site near Darwin, the researchers used the lights to capture 200 toads and five errant teens looking for a rave.

Thanks to a member of the ALIENS-L listserver for posting a link to this story. And of course I was kidding about the ravers :-).


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