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Asian Ceramic Mouse Trap
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October 10, 2018 - 8:59 pm
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I have wanted an Asian ceramic mouse trap for several years, and happened to find a local potter at a farmer’s market.  She made a couple for me and I just picked them up. The only bait the trap uses is a drop of tallow on the string that is suspended in the trap.  When the mouse chews through the string, the door drops behind him/her by gravity.07B5A34A-5B23-4713-9456-F1258AC9C054.jpeg

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Nice.

It's also the first off-music post I've seen in the off-music section!

(I haven't looked very hard - I don't want to get into any arguments about "philosophy" lol!)

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Fiddlerman
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October 11, 2018 - 3:49 pm
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Let us know how well it works. Cool trap!

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Sorry Fiddlerman.  I don’t plan on writing any reviews on this item.  Purchased strictly as an conversation piece.

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Sounds like you're not planning on using it to trap mice, Irv. With a little bit of creativity - which you have pleanty of - it looks like it could convert to a leaky coffee mug coffee1

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October 12, 2018 - 9:17 am
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I have to know if it works now. 😉

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Fiddlerman and others.  I can help regarding the part about if it works.  Look at YouTube Video entitled “Ancient Style Clay Mouse Trap in Action.”  Spoiler Alert, the Mouse lives in the end.

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Fiddlerman
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October 12, 2018 - 10:23 am
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LOL, OK. That's all I needed to know.

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Rodents have been a food source in many cultures for thousands of years.  Live traps such as this one have been perfected by many generations.  I thought that the $35 charged by the potter was very fair.  I don’t know if this price was influenced by my idea suggestion.  She does enjoy making them.  If anyone has an interest, send me a pm and I will provide her studio name and email address.

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I'm all about live mouse traps. Poisoning the mice leads to death of owls, hawks, and other wildlife that eat mice to survive. I've had long arguments with the exterminator at work, haha.... he tried claiming that live traps for mice don't exist, they do... they just aren't as pretty as the one you posted, Irv, haha.

I'm not saying that I don't use kill traps when needed, but I prefer catch and release. I like the look of this trap. $35 is fair considering it being handcrafted. 

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$35 is more than fair. It's a gift IMAO.
I tried to make a cup once at a pottery class and I assure you that it is not as easy as it looks.

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Never seen anything like that before.

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@Irv You have to be one of the most fascinating people I have ever met!!!

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