Animal Survey Studies of Test Area C-52A, Eglin AFB Reservation, Florida
Final rept. May-Oct 1970
AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL
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Between May and October 1970, an animal survey was conducted on a herbicide equipment test grid Eglin Air Force Base Test Area C-52A and the surrounding area. The purpose of the survey was to determine species variation and distribution patterns on the test grid and within the surrounding 11 square mile area. Methods of study included night and day field trips, and observations of the young of some animals were made in the field and in the laboratory. This study shows that a large number of animal species inhabited or frequented the herbicide equipment testing grid during a period when the grid received repetitive applications of the military herbicides White 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and 4-amino-3,5,6-trichloropicolinic acid and Blue dimethylarsinic acid and, after a period January 1968 to December 1969 when the grid received repetitive applications of Orange 2,4-dichloropheno-1969 when the grid received repetitive applications of Orange 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid. In most cases, those differences that were found between species occurring on or off the grid could be accounted for on the basis of previously known habitat preferences.
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