Possum sweet flour paste recipe


The following recipe has been shared by Cam Speedy from Wildlife Management Associates Ltd. His advice is to mix up the following ingredients in a large tub/bucket and for a larger batch multiply the recipe by 10.

  • 1 kg flour
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 100 g milk powder
  • 15 ml cinnamon, peach, eucalyptus or vanilla essence.
Cam Speedy applies his possum lure.
Cam Speedy applies his flour lure. Image credit: PFNZ

Where do I put it?

Smear over and around the trees and the surroundings but not on bait stations or traps as the flour will go mouldy.

More information

‘Attention-to-detail’ is Cam’s number one tip for trapping
‘Attention-to-detail’ is Cam’s number one tip for trapping. Source: Department of Conservation

Watch our webinar with Cam to learn other useful tips and tricks for trapping introduced predators. ‘Attention-to-detail’ is Cam’s number one tip for trapping. He believes if you just ‘plonk’ trapping kit in the bush with little thought, it’s a waste of your time. Ineffective kit sitting around, catching nothing and rotting in our forests is an increasing issue we can’t afford if we want to achieve a predator free NZ by 2050.