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#6283 - 09/01/06 07:23 AM Re: Funnel traps
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Thanks for the good picture. I'll add it to the archives. There should be roughly 7 of overlap in that pattern. And yes on a circle the radius equals 1/2 the diameter. But that has little to do with this construction. Neither one of the curved lines to be used in that drawing is a complete circle. They are "arcs" (portions of a circle).

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#6284 - 09/01/06 11:12 AM Re: Funnel traps
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Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 104
Loc: N. Kentucky
That is a very impressive Trap? I noticed you don't use doors on yours, has that caused you any problems. After seeing Hals drawing i went to the local Office supply store and purchased a compass to realy get into this correctly.
I appreciate the post. Have you been using these for awhile. And what if so has been your success rate.

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#6285 - 09/01/06 10:13 PM Re: Funnel traps
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 75
Loc: Central Indiana
TC- A pencil, a piece of string, and a small nail make a cheap compass wink (nail being located on the center-point, tie it to the pencil. The longer the string, the larger the diameter of the radius)

These traps (12" diameter) I'd made for someone else. I haven't many places where these (funnels) are feesible (waterdepth), so I stick with "standard" colony traps...so I can't offer any input on their "success rate" (sorry).

I can't see where doors would be required, much like the minnow trap (as previously mentioned).

Also, I drilled a few evenly-spaced holes in the large end of the funnel, & use hog-rings to hold it in place.


Smitty

PS- You're more than welcome Hal.

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#6286 - 09/02/06 11:57 AM Re: Funnel traps
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Isn't it customary to put an access door in these traps for removing the muskrats?

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#6287 - 09/02/06 06:41 PM Re: Funnel traps
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Quote:
Isn't it customary to put an access door in these traps for removing the muskrats?

-- Hal
Unless you have really small hands and lots of time. wink Removing a cone all the time would be a pain in the but as well. I install a 6" door in the side of mine.

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#6288 - 09/02/06 09:42 PM Re: Funnel traps
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Loc: Central Indiana
I guess I had misunderstood. I was thinking when mention of the "door" as being over the traps funnel entrances (which was the reason for my not seeing it necessary). It does have a removal door, you just can't see it.

lol, the time I have....small hands I don't.

Smitty

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#6289 - 09/05/06 09:28 AM Re: Funnel traps
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Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 104
Loc: N. Kentucky
Thanks for all the help, Diagram, picture etc. I'm in busines. And yes Hal I intend to put a door in the bottom to remove the rats.

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#25446 - 10/25/17 01:29 PM Re: Funnel traps [Re: Thumb Catcher]
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