Floating Newt Bottle Trap

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An innovative and professional Newt bottle trap that is so easy to use! This design of Newt trap holds the bottle at the right angle and at the right depth, regardless of the changes in water level, and is very easy to deploy in the field. No cane is needed, so it can be used on concrete or lined ponds where a traditional bottle trap runs into difficulty. Suitable for Great Crested Newt trapping.

  • No need for holes for canes
  • Self-righting design
  • Constant flow of oxygen rather than an air pocket
  • Can be thrown out to the centre of a pond
  • Rises and falls easily with the water level
  • High catch rates
  • Easy to set and release
  • Ideal for lined ponds or steep banks with difficult access

You also have all the benefits of a clean, ready-made, professional-looking Newt bottle trap.

Newt Bottle (or Funnel) Trapping

This method involves setting bottle traps (normally made from 2-litre plastic bottles) around the pond margin, and leaving the traps set overnight. A density of one trap per 2m of shoreline is recommended for general survey purposes.

Some studies indicate that bottle trapping is the most reliable method for detecting the presence of Great Crested Newts, and it is especially useful for surveying turbid or weedy ponds. The main disadvantages are susceptibility to damage by vandals and possible harm to Newts; certainly there is a need for careful training to minimise such risks.

Bottle trapping can be used to catch adults during the breeding season and larvae during summer. It should only be used when the night-time air temperature is >5°C, but note that very high temperatures can increase the likelihood of harm to trapped newts, especially larvae. This method must be carried out strictly in accordance with guidelines on animal welfare.

Users should be familiar with the relevant guidence and have the appropriate licence.

The Great Crested Newt Conservation Handbook can be be downloaded from Froglife's web site here.

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p>What happens if I want to return the goods I have received, have received the wrong goods, or have received damaged goods?

Whilst every effort to ensure the products received are as you expect, we fully acknowledge that on occasion, this is not always the case.

If you receive the wrong product(s) or your goods are damaged when they are delivered, please let us know as soon as you can by calling us on 01451 833 181 or email sales@wildcare.co.uk and we will be more than happy to provide a Returns Number.

Where do I return goods to?

Please return goods to us at:

Eastgate House, Eastgate House
Longborough, Gloucestershire
GL56 0QJ

Please remember to put your Returns Number on the parcel; parcels without a Returns Number may be refused. Please call us on 01451 833 181 or email sales@wildcare.co.uk to obtain a Returns Number.

Refunds policy

Your payment will be refunded in full, including basic shipping, once the goods have been returned. However, we may make a deduction from your refund if the value of the goods has been reduced as a result of you handling them more than was necessary. The extent to which a customer can handle the goods is the same as it would be if you were assessing them in a shop – for example goods should be unused and in their original, unopened packaging.

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