Newt Trap Bottles - Uncut

Product code: 12631

Newt Trap Bottles - Uncut

Product code: 12631

£0.64 ex VAT
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Description

Details

Our Newt trap bottles are new 2 litre PET carbonated drinks bottles which means they are slightly tougher than a non-carbonated drinks bottle and therefore should last a bit longer. The hold their shape well and have a large domed neck ideal for receiving a bamboo cane. The bottles are ready just to be cut and turned into bottle traps for surveying Great Crested Newts (Triturus cristatus).

  • Capacity 2 litres

  • Brand new, virgin PET

  • No dregs of drink to wash out

  • No labels on the bottle to pull off

  • Clear plastic giving easy vision

  • Large domed neck

  • Professional, uniform appearance on site

  • Large quantities available at short notice

 

In The Field

Newt Bottle (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 guidance 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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Delivery

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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.

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

If your order doesn’t qualify for free shipping then 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.

Please click here to view our full returns policy.