|Map of cardboard live trap sites deployed 11-Feb-2018|
between Monroe and Gold Bar, Washington.
To remedy this, I have started sampling additional microhabitats that I know O. praticola can be found in, including moss and litter. While this has been useful in specific localities, as with fallen cones neither of these microhabitats is reliably present or accessible in all of the places I wish to sample. In response to this situation, I created cardboard live traps, an artificial microhabitat that, theoretically, I can deploy along sampling transects virtually anywhere.
|March, 2018 temperature history for Monroe, Washington. Graph modified|
from Wunderground. The orange line represents the 50 F (10 C) isotherm.
Click to enlarge.
|Penultimate male Ozyptila praticola|
in a cardboard live trap in Monroe,
|This cardboard live trap at the base of|
a Mahonia shrub in downtown Sultan
harbored a female O. praticola.
|Transect results. See text for pin color code. Some pins removed for clarity.|