Tough, white, round 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.
Pitfall traps are commonly used in conjunction with a ring fence, ie 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.
Free Local Delivery
We offer a FREE delivery service to all our customers within a 50-mile radius of our store in the Cotswolds.
This free service covers everything we sell, from the largest timber, fencing or cattle handling equipment order; right down to something as simple as a box of nails.
We deliver using our own fleet of trucks with our own drivers, giving us the ability to guarantee a high level of service right through to completion.
Free delivery is within three working days of the order being placed, although in a lot of cases it can be as soon as next day.
If your order is urgent, we recommend you call us to place your order.
If you are outside of our 50-mile radius, then we can still help. If you place your order online, your order will be converted into a quote and a member of our team will call you to confirm shipping times and prices, and if everything is suitable they can take payment over the phone.
Shipping outside our 50 mile area is handled by courier and priced on volumetric data. Please see our shipping FAQ page for more information on distance shipping.
Returnsp>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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a Returns Number.
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.
For full information on our returns policy, please visit our Returns Page