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The ZIP Auto-Lure is a robust tool that can be used in a range of situations. The ZIP Auto-Lure dispenses a preset amount of fresh lure (mayonnaise, peanut butter, or either of these paired with a biomarker) for up to one year without requiring manual service.

The ZIP Auto-Lure can be used as:

A lure for traps. With a small modification to trap-box lids, the ZIP Auto-Lure can be used to keep traps freshly lured for up to one year without the need for labour-intensive manual servicing.

A prefeeding tool. The ZIP Auto-Lure can be used to train animals to recognise a lure as safe, before they encounter it inside a trap box. This can increase the effectiveness of trapping operations by as much as 50%.

A highly sensitive detection device. When paired with a trail camera, the ZIP Auto-Lure can be used to attract possums, rats and stoats to cameras, and encourages repeat visits by providing a food ‘reward’.

A biomarking tool. A biomarker can be added to the lure, and used by researchers to monitor the movement of rats and/or stoats through the landscape. The biomarker stains the face and gut of rats and stoats that have eaten it, and appears as a fluorescent glow when viewed under a UV light.

Each unit comes with a 2-year warranty, and consists of:

  • Stainless Steel Chassis

  • Motor driver

  • Replaceable lure canister, containing your choice of lure (peanut butter or mayonnaise, with or without rhodamine B biomarker)

  • Tek screws

Two Tek driver bits and an Installation Guide will be included along with every 50 units purchased. Replacement lure canisters can be purchased from ZIP as required.

If you have any questions about the ZIP Auto-Lure, please complete an inquiry form, or contact our team at products@zip.org.nz.