Wildcare has teamed up with the Mammal Society to deliver this product direct to you from our warehouse.
All payments will be taken through wildcare.co.uk and all customer service handle by the Wildcare sales department. A rebate payment will be made to the Mammal Society from your order at no cost to you.
Dormouse nest tubes provide a cheap and efficient method of determining the presence of dormice within a habitat as they can be deployed in large numbers for a relative low cost. The nest tube essentially consists of two parts - the wooden 'tray' and the nesting tube. Dormice form nests in these tubes and it is these nests that are used as indicators of their presence in the habitat. Note: Dormice are legally protected and must not be handled unless you have a licence to do so. Nest tubes can be set up and monitored without a licence until a dormouse is found. After that only a licensed handler can check them.
What do the Mammal Society do?
One in four of our native mammals is threatened with extinction, and many others are in decline. With Britain now recognised as one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, urgent action is needed. The Mammal Society is a charity which is working to give Britain's wildlife a better future by:
- Keeping a constant watch on the conservation status of our mammals and making this information freely available
- Making conservation more effective by providing guidance on what to do and where to do it
- Educating the public and professionals about wild mammals, training people to survey them, and sharing the latest research
- Working in partnership to restore native mammal populations and re-establish functional ecosystems.
Find out more about their work and campaigns at www.mammal.org.uk.
These tubes are supplied as 2 component parts, a wooden tray (insert) and a plastic outer tube. The insert is constructed from FSC timber and has a large block at the rear which fits snuggly into the tube to block one end (handy for marking/numbering) and a thin wooden base which protrudes beyond the open end. Positioned across the width of the base there are 2 wooden blocks (steps), one in the middle, allowing the dormouse to form the nest in the rear end of the tube, and one at the open end which gives the Dormouse something to catch hold of and also stops the base curling up due to weathering. The outer is made of Fluted Polypropylene (plastic).
Dimensions: Tube 65 x 65 x 250mm; Insert: 300x50mm
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