news: Automatic possum trap in production


The Goodnature automatic humane possum trap is in production.


Thanks to all our manufacturers throughout New Zealand.


The trap’s are $130 + GST ($149.50) per unit which includes everything to get you started except a square-drive screwdriver and a bit of pre-feed for the tree.

To order traps you can use the order form here or drop us an email hello @ goodnature.co.nz


news: Goodnature automatic humane possum trap installation video


Watch Robbie give a run down of how to set your Goodnature Automatic Possum trap in the field.

news: Goodnature automatic humane possum trap uninstall video


Watch Robbie give a run down of how to uninstall your Goodnature Automatic Possum trap in the field.

news: Goodnature automatic possum trap installation sheet

Downloadable PDF installation sheet for the Goodnature Possum Automatic Humane trap here: P81_Possum_instructions_print

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news: Automatic Possum trap field observations video


Field observation video of Henry automatic possum trap in Sunny Grove.  Result was five dispatched possums after the seven nights.  The automatic trap was baited with Ferafeed smooth in a tube on the biter with no pre-feed or blaze on the tree.  Four large scale trials are planned to be established in April 2011 examining the effect of automatic possum traps on pest populations over time.


news: Automatic Possum trap field observations

Now that the Henry Automatic Possum trap has succeeded in the ethics trials we have begun some uninterrupted field observations. 
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Above is a photo from Sunny Grove with five dispatched possums after the seven night trial was complete.  The automaic trap was baited with Ferafeed smooth in a tube on the biter with no pre-feed or blaze on the tree.  Four large scale trials are planned to be established in January 2011 examining the effect of automatic possum traps on pest populations over time.  Exciting stuff…  Video to follow.

info: Henry Possum striker development – What it takes to kill a possum…

Possums are notoriously hard to despatch, as we can show you in the images below.

Just to build you a picture, the tip of the Henry automatic possum traps’ piston drives through the possums skull causing massive trauma to the brain. This renders the animal immediately and irreversibly unconscious.  The first two images illustrate the type of damage which didn’t cause sufficient trauma even though accurate targeting was achieved.


The initial triford design had an outer diameter of 8mm, this accounts for nearly 1/3 the diameter of the brain casing, the next uses no blades and a solid striker.


For a consistent and effective kill, we use a piston 11mm diameter ( equivalent to a tea-cup diameter compared with the human) which expels the expanding gas into the cavity to further damage the delicate brain.

Robbie

news: Henry v9.03 installation video

 

Watch Robbie talk through installing a Henry v9.03.  You’ll need a Henry, a square drive screwdriver and the bait for your target species and this will tell you the rest.

news: Henry v9.03 installation sheet

Downloadable PDF installation sheet for the Henry v9.03 here: 008 v9.03 instruction manual