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Tracking Possums with RFID

If you've ever wondered what possums get up to at night, RFID can shed some light.

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We're back with another look at how our customers are using SparkFun products to make their lives easier. This week, we're headed to New Zealand to learn about Landcare Research and their work with possums.

Possum wearing an RFID collar

Possums are highly destructive, and clever animals. So, the Landcare Research team is using RFID collars to understand how possums interact with traps. This research has led to a better understanding of possums and what traps work best.



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  • Great post. Also great to hear about more of the good solid science I've come to expect from New Zealanders!

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