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Joined: 02 Feb 2009
No. of posts: 17

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Posted: 01 Feb 2010

Over the past two years Barry Kemp and I have been experimenting with a new design of bottle trap that appears to avoid the risk of drowning water shrew.  These have been tested in pairs with traditional bottle traps to compare their effectiveness.  We have enough data on smooth newt to compare the effectiveness of these traps for this species, but need additional trap data on palmate and great crested newts.  If anyone would be willing to test these traps in pairs I will be delighted to hear from you, and will send instructions on what to do.  Please contact me at swifteco@swiftecology.co.uk

Brian Banks

Brian Banks
Swift Ecology
Joined: 30 Sep 2010
No. of posts: 37

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Posted: 11 Nov 2010

Hi Brian (and Barry)

I certainly have some GCN and palmate newt sites where you could try using the traps if you wanted.

I'm not sure whether I could commit to undertaking surveys for you as it is pretty busy here in Sussex. I'll keep you posted though and I have a group of volunteers who could help with some survey work if you wanted.

Let me know if you would like to do some survey work on the GCN/palmate newt sites, as I could arrange this for you.

Sussex Ecology

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