With a mark-recapture study, individual walking sticks were observed to travel up to only 8m per week, validating the conclusion that the post-burn population was indeed a persistent population, rather than an immigrant one.
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Sandoval, Cristina. 2000. Persistence of a Walking-Stick Population (Phasmatoptera: Timematodea) after a Wildfire. The Southwestern Naturalist, 45(2): 123-127.