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Seashells traps.
12-26-2007, 04:06 PM,
Seashells traps.
Hello everybody,

Does some of you have already collected shells with baited traps?
I would like to have a few tips to build some in order to collect night and decay-eater seashells (like Mitridae) in tropical lagoons.

Do you need a licence? What materials? What shape/volume? How to set one way doors? etc.

Thank you in advance.

Happy end-year holidays!

12-31-2007, 11:41 AM,
Seashells traps.

I have done some traps one time just for fun. Here is what I made : I used an empty plastic bottle. I inserted a piece of wood. Inside of course bait (old dead fish)/ i made small holes in the bottle and put that in the sand. i also added weights to be sure to find the trap at the same place. The trap have to be burried at 90% to avoid fish attacks or crabs attacks.
During the night many species will come like <i>Olividae</i>,<i>Mitridae</i>,... It's funny to do but as I do collect cones and cowries, I do not use these <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />
As yo ucan see it's cheep <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />

In the morning you just have to search near the trap, the shells are burried around it<img src="images/smiley/wink.gif" alt="" border="0" />

ps: it's not really a trap, but it helps to catch shells too<img src="images/smiley/wink.gif" alt="" border="0" />  <span class="petit">--Last edited by David Touitou on 2007-12-31 14:43:09 --</span>
01-21-2008, 04:15 PM,
Seashells traps.
Thanks for the tip David,
I will try that.

How far/deep are the shells buried around?

01-21-2008, 05:58 PM,
Seashells traps.

Very close don't worry<img src="images/smiley/wink.gif" alt="" border="0" />

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