Trapping of dwarf galagos can be a tricky business. Some species explore the new, strange object that suddenly appeared in their territory and can, eventually, not resist the bait and enter the trap, e.g. G. rondoensis
. However, other species will not be fooled by any traps or bait no matter how clever the researcher thinks he is, e.g. G. sp.nov. 3
(none ever caught) or G. orinus
(one individual ever caught).
Many kinds of trapping equipment have been tried out over the years, including Sherman traps and mist nets, but the type proven most successful is the Chardonneret box trap (picture to the left; see Andy demonstrate the trap in the video below). This is the type we put our trust to during this project too!