The top plank is fixed in a stable horizontal position until the bottom trigger plank is released. This allows the mouse to travel the full length of the top stable plank without any movement or tipping. The mouse then ventures onto the baited trigger plank activating the trigger and tipping both the top stable plank and the bottom trigger plank. One step on the trigger plank is all it takes, as little as 5 grams. Stepping on the trigger plank is the point of no return, the mouse is already past the hinge point and the tipping action is instant.
Smear the bait on the slots at the end of the plank. We have cut slots at the end of the plank to avoid the mouse taking all the bait with him as he slides down the plank. Peanut butter is sticky and very effective. You will require some sort of ramp in addition to the Planky B trap. Anything that is non slippery will suffice eg a tree stick, piece of wood, etc. Something flat is ideal. Place the ramp in a position that will not interfere with the tipping mechanism yet allow access to the trap. Smearing trace amounts of Peanut Butter on the ramp itself will entice the mice up the ramp.
I challenge anyone to create a better designed self resetting plank trap at this low price.
MDF sides and rear, acrylic planks.
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