trapnest


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trapnest

(ˈtræpˌnɛst)
n
a nesting box that can be entered but not exited by a hen, which is then released once its eggs have been counted
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The Maine agricultural experiment station popularized the trapnest, which locked a hen into her nestbox so that the breeder could mark which eggs came from which hens.
dichrootricha, especially those using trapnests and other bee sampling methodologies, because there are limited records of its occurrence in traditional faunal inventories and only a few reports of its occurrence in Brazil (see Silveira, Melo, & Almeida, 2002).