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Old 03-22-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
Skink trap design anyone?

Hi, I'm looking for a design for a simple trap to catch skinks - I'm in the Fiji islands, and the species we have are mostly small ground-dwelling Emoia species.

If no proven design, good ideas and imaginitive experiments welcome!

Old 03-23-2008, 02:11 AM   #2
Seamus Haley
A basic minnow trap design using a solid, smooth surfaced building material then partially burried would likely catch you a few.

The only thing I would caution using a similar design, or any trap, is an awareness of the tendency to end up with things other than the target species being caught as well.
Old 03-23-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
Tim Cole
A pitfall trap

will also work but as Seamus said, you will be catching other animals also.

Bury a bucket in the ground and cover it with a board or piece of sheet metal. Make sure this is kept in the shade. Actually a cover board will probably work without the bucket.
Old 03-23-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
Many Thanks, I'll give these a try,

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