The Cane Toad Challenge, formerly led by Prof. Rob Capon of University of Queensland, has now ended.
Fortunately, baits can now be purchased through Watergum.
Field studies have previously shown the baits are very effective in attracting Cane Toad tadpoles whilst not impacting on native frog tadpoles. Targeting the tadpoles is a far more efficient and effective means of eradicating Cane Toads on a local scale, as many thousands of tadpoles can be removed from a water body within a 24-48 hour period, as opposed to several dozen adult toads in an evening. And since female Cane Toads can produce 20,000 eggs a season, that’s a lot of little toads for every adult female toad missed!
Cane toad tadpole traps are easy to build, or smaller traps are available through Watergum.
Finally, remember to check the ‘Be Toadally Sure’ Campaign and brochure to brush up on identifying adult Cane Toads from native frogs at http://www.qldfrogs.asn.au/be-toadally-sure-campaign/.