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Thu 23rd January 2020 10:26 by Peter Harvey
You cannot add or edit SRS subhabitats or habitats - the whole point of these is to provide a fixed structured system that can be used in analyses such as the summary charts provided on the species pages. Any detail can be added in the comment field/s. You can get more information from the Recording Methodology page.

Within any large area of broad habitat, spiders are generally associated more with structural habitats and hydrological changes, and within a large broad habitat area it may be most sensible to set up smaller blocks with eg different hydrology as separate sites, as long as this is made clear in the site name.

Wed 22nd January 2020 20:53 by Gustav Clark
Sub-habitat type when creating a site
I am setting up a new site in MapMate.  It is 90% heather, with bracken and young birch.  I have set the Habitat as Heath/moor, heather [05], but when I try to enter a sub-habitat there is nothing in the list which matches.  I had the same experience recording a fen which is primarily cut and grazed sedge, again quite undescibable in terms of the sub-habitats. Should I edit the sub-habitat table to add my own custom values or should it be left blank?  I would very much like to be able to specify as much detail as possible, as this feature greatly adds to the vale of MapMate.

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