Using CatchIT for Ark trap checks
Please click one of the video links below for a 5-minute demo
of CatchIT for entering your Ark trap-check data.
Instructions for using CatchIT (Print Version)
Log in to catchit.co.nz using the username and password that have been emailed to you.
To enter your trapline check, use the Enter Data tab. This should be set to the Ark area and your usual line. Choose the correct Date on which the check was made: you'll see a table appear.
If a trap has made a catch, select the species from the drop-down menu in the "Catch" column. Just leave Sex and Age blank, unless you know them.
The Bait columns on your form should appear with the usual baits that you use. If this is not the case, tick and untick the different baits as needed, and please contact us so we can reset the defaults.
- You may change your password if you wish, using the Personal Options tab. Please don't use a sensitive password, such as your bank password. CatchIT passwords are encrypted, but it is always better to be safe.
When you are ready, click Submit to finish. If you didn't make any catches, simply leave the Catch column blank, but still click Submit. CatchIT will then record that the traps were checked and no catches were made.
There is no need to enter Time Taken for Ark checks, but you may do so if you wish.
Trapnames in the Ark specify the trap types as well as the locations. Here is the list for Ark:
- Baits should be ticked if they are available to catch an animal in the next session. For example, Egg should be ticked if there was an egg in the trap when you left it, regardless of whether you placed the egg that day or whether it was an old one.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact
Rachel Fewster and one of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.
- DOC200 or DOC250: stoat traps
- PBT : Timms trap for possums
- CAT : Belisle cat trap
- SA : Steve Allan cat trap
- A24 : GoodNature A24 trap
- VM : Victor modified, for rats and stoats
CatchIT is data-management software for conservation projects in New Zealand.
For questions or comments, please contact Rachel Fewster.