Pine Rivers Catchment Association would like to invite you to a forum presented by Professor Rob Capon, Professorial Research Fellow and Group Leader at the University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience.
This presentation provides a brief account of the discovery, development and science behind an innovative cane toad tadpole trapping technology that uses a natural toad pheromone to lure toad tadpoles [aka ‘toadpoles’] into a trap. It also provides an account of the Cane Toad Challenge, a community engagement and citizen science initiative dedicated to making this technology freely available to the public, as well as volunteer and community groups, businesses, and local, state and federal government agencies.
When: 12 February 2019
Time: 6.30pm arrival for a 7.00pm start
Where: 15 Bunya Pine Court, Kumbartcho Environment Centre, Eatons Hill, QLD, 4037.
To find out more about this even and how to RSVP, please click here.
Additionally, the MRCCC have some ‘Hannon Taddy Catchers’ available to give out for free or a small donation of your choice. Requirements of obtaining traps and baits are that you read the instructions, sign a ‘code of conduct’ and return stats on where and when you set the traps and what you caught.
This program has proved to be particularly popular with over 60 people registering their interest in obtaining tadpole baits and traps. Some have come to see the trap prototype to embark on making their own.
MRCCC are also looking for people who are willing to make traps using drums and drink bottles with design templates.
For more information on these available traps, please contact the MRCCC on (07)5482 4766.