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Won't take long. From what I am finding, 6 mice can become 60 in 3 months. The growth would be exponential, so less than a year to get to 60,000.

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Anyone willing to raise them for the sake of the project

 

Sewing would depend on how the pelts were tanned but a sewing machine would be excellent idea

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I got a local store that sells 10# boxes of bacon for a decent price I'm sure I could buy in bulk

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I got a local store that sells 10# boxes of bacon for a decent price I'm sure I could buy in bulk

IM sure they would have no problem with it

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if you want rat skins I know a place  :P  I worked for a biofuel electric generating plant for a while doing maintenance. one day alone I killed 11 rats either by kicking them or throwing a stick at them. (that was my one day record)  there must have been thousands of them there. take a few less hides to make that blanket.

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Greene I would say not but I have never trapped in temps below 20 degrees

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I have a few months experience I caught a coon and a few rabbits in snares

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LOL  Sorry.

 

Here is how I did it (and I apologize for the less than professional graphics).

 

Find a tree where the squirrels will hang around (pun intended). 

Next, lean a branch up against the tree.

 

We used just a smooth, thin craft wire, but just about anything should work.

Take the wire, first wrap it at least twice around the branch and tie in off.  Continue up and over, making a loop that will hang over the top of the branch, just large enough for the squirrel's head to fit through and then loop then end back around the wire, making a slip knot.

 

Put 3-4 or more of these along the pole.

 

The squirrels will come to investigate and hopefully end up hanging themselves.

 

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Bonus points to anyone who can identify what type of tree this is.

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I think I might make some of those assuming I can figure out how to make the slip knot.

The tree appears be made of concrete.

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#2 picture hanging wire from Walmart makes decent small game snares

 

You make a small loop about the diameter of a match stick to make your slip knot

 

Check out www.trapperman.com for good trapping related advice

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I think I might make some of those assuming I can figure out how to make the slip knot.

The tree appears be made of concrete.

A concrete tree is correct. You can tell by the bark.

 

Like SGH said, about the size of the match stick. We actually put a small twig into the slip knot when making it, then slid it out. This way it will slide easily up the wire and tighten around the critter's neck. 

You want to make sure to double wrap it around the branch and then wrap the wire back around itself (I couldn't show that in the extensively detailed graphic I drew.), as the critter will thrash about was they hang down when it gets caught. 

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