Back to page

Puketi forest enviroMate100 possum control - Updates - Givealittle

  • forgotten no longer used!     30 November 2019
    Main image

    Found this, the tree had grown and pushed the plastic over the screws....... luckily it was out of gas!

      0 comments  |  Login to leave a comment

  • line check     30 November 2019
    Main image

    Hi

    Just to mention 45 enviroMate100 were checked yesterday. This is the third opening with toxin. There was 38 possum awaiting. It was raining heavily for the last hour of my walk. Pigs had eaten several possums.

    Rat visitation is high and nearly all units were perfectly cleaned. I await the next visit to see if the rats have declined over time after cyanara paste as rats take the baits away carefully or get small amounts between their toes.

    The trusts doc 200 traps were nearly all fill with rats. It is disappoint DOC have not come to help and gained the needed poison consent permission so I can use rat bait........

    What does happen to tax payer paid technology forgotten, frozen by rust kill trap line ? Photo....

      2 comments  |  Login to leave a comment

  • another trip     17 November 2019
    Main image

    The walk took 6.5hrs, 45 enviroMate100 were serviced. 16 possums skinned and 13 were carried out whole for plucking at home. A total of 29 possums. The skinned possums had fur removed using a chemical agent, this taking additional time. Cyanara has been placed inside for delivery at the end of cycle. This will help reduce rat disturbance, normally we would include rat bait at this time but it is not currently permitted by DOC.

      0 comments  |  Login to leave a comment

  • Line two Puketi     8 November 2019

    Just a quick update, the first opening with two poison baits per enviroMate100, they successfully dispatched 28 possums. It was notably quiet over larger distances especially along the old Onekura track. Possums were present amongst the Puketi Forest Trust trapinator line but over all numbers were low. Two sites of cat predation were observed and A2 cat traps will be positioned next visit.

      0 comments  |  Login to leave a comment

  • feratox cyanide is loaded     24 October 2019
    Main image

    delivery of cyanide for possum control will occur in 14 days a total of 45 units on this line. A pig was caught during the loading of these enviroMate100. The picture shows part of the line only these were put in on 30th September 2019

      2 comments  |  Login to leave a comment

  • signs are in!     22 October 2019

    Yesterday signage was placed within the forest our work is now able to use feratox which is a capsulated form of cyanide. Next 14 day rotation and those that follow will deliver two feratox at the end targeting possums present.

      0 comments  |  Login to leave a comment

  • 20 enviroMate100 sited today     30 September 2019

    enviroMate100 were set pre feeding for 14 days deep in the forest. A total of 63 units with a coverage of 252 ha for possums. 1 pig was caught also and 17 existing enviroMate100 serviced.

      0 comments  |  Login to leave a comment

  • Capture from 26 enviroMate 100 line 1     13 September 2019
    Main image

    Using leg hold traps on platforms until cyanide consent is finalised and signed off. Capture today on the 140th day of this small trial line caught 13 possums and 6 rats. Whilst its the lowest yet it still reflects a 50% capture rate for possums per enviroMate100 site.

      0 comments  |  Login to leave a comment