Pitfall Bucket Trap - Large Round 8.7 L

Product code: 12633

Pitfall Bucket Trap - Large Round 8.7 L

Product code: 12633

£2.77 ex VAT
  • Availability: In Stock
Description

Details

Tough, white round 8.7L pitfall buckets, complete with lids and carry handles, suitable for amphibian and other small animal surveys.

  • Snug fitting allow the traps to be closed when necessary.

  • Supplied without drainage holes (so suitable for waterlogged sites), but the base can be pierced with a sharp instrument if required.

  • Approx 230mm from base to lid with a 250mm diameter opening

In The Field

Pitfall traps set for great crested newts are commonly used in conjunction with a ring fence, i.e. a length of drift fence that encircles the breeding pond. This is a good method of sampling immigration and emigration. Drift fences with pitfall traps can also be used to sample newts in areas away from the breeding pond, though this often requires considerable time. The sampling efficiency of drift fence systems can be greatly influenced by their design and installation.

Traps should be installed at 5-10m intervals (or less for very intensive surveys). Capture rates are highly dependent on timing and weather conditions, particularly in summer when great crested newt terrestrial movements are normally highly correlated with rainfall.

There are a number of practical concerns relating to the welfare of great crested newts and other species when using pitfall traps, and users should be familiar with the the relevant guidence and have the appropriate licence.

A copy of the Great Crested Newt Conservation Handbook can be downloaded from Froglife's web site.

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Delivery

We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 3.00pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer. Schwegler products need to be ordered by 11am for next day delivery. 

If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.

We will always use a reputable courier company and require a signature on delivery. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or Interlink, and larger items are sent usingTNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Hacklings.

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We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.

UK mainland delivery starts at £6.67 ex VAT, while Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £12.50. You can calculate shipping costs using the basket.

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Returns

If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.

You will need to obtain a Returns Number  - please call us on 01451 833181 or email support@wildcare.co.uk

Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ

We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.

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