Introducing the new ASIT1.0 Electronic Snake Trap. A collaborative project between Lumin8 and the African Snakebite Institute, and a first in the world for electronic snake traps.
Tried and tested, these electronic snake traps are extremely useful for snake removal, especially on mines, hostels and barracks, and warehouses.
The trap is made of plastic tubing, and has a computerised circuit board with various sensors and mechanical parts. It is baited on the inside with a chicken egg or frozen mouse, and the idea is that the snake will smell the bait and enter the tube.
The entrance to the trap has a mechanised trap door. It is battery powered and lasts for more than a month on a set of alkaline batteries. The trap also makes provision for optional extras such as a GSM Modem for cellular communication, and an external solar panel or power source. When switched on, the trap is immediately reset, shows the battery status resets the trapdoor to its zero position and goes into sensor mode.
As the snake enters the trap, its presence is detected by the various sensors, and once in the trap, the trap door closes behind it.
If the trapdoor touches any part of the snake’s tail or body, it will immediately reopen and close again, ensuring that the snake is not harmed.
The trap will then remain closed until the snake is retrieved by a qualified snake handler on site.