I'm on my second trapout (I have not posted about the first one yet) and I understand all the steps and what is required but this one brings up a question for me. Usually when I read about trapouts they are trapping from a small entrance, but this one I am about to start has a huge hole and is at the base of an old oak. The entrance on this one will be about 24" tall and about 16-20 inches at the bottom. The shape is a triangle with the wide part at the bottom.
So my question is about how to seal it off? Should I be thinking a big piece of plywood, or a mat of hardware cloth with a small piece of plywood holding the cone in the center? My thoughts are: the big piece of plywood is going to be difficult as the tree is round and will make sealing the edges difficult, the mat of hardware cloth covering the whole thing seems better but I don't know if that will cause some sort of problem for them getting out and stuff.
Any suggestions on these two options? I managed to bug out of there after my initial inspection without taking any preliminary pictures but will get some when I go back to do the deed.
I promise to post about the first one soon as it is in it's third week and prolly needs another box and some more eggs. But that's another post.
See ya, and thanks for the assistance upfront.
PS I did take some video of the first one and want to know if anyone knows of a good, free video editing software to piece the video clips together, add text etc.