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Old Wednesday 21st February 2018, 19:31   #1
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Finding scaly cricket

I know it's some time off yet but has anyone had any success looking for scaly cricket at Chesil beach - or eslewhere - as I'm thinking of giving it a go this summer? Any tips appreciated.
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Old Wednesday 21st February 2018, 19:38   #2
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Yes, overnight pit falls on seaward side of beach, high tide line down, baited with dog food!

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Old Wednesday 21st February 2018, 19:48   #3
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Cheers Alan

Are they along the whole length of the beach or is a particular bit better?
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Just over from car park - i used plastic pint pots and dug them in at dusk; kipped in car; lots of fisherman around so hard not to attract attention.

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Ferry bridge car park that is. They're not as far up as Abbotsbury. When I was tern wardening there many years ago now, we occasionally found them around the actual edge of the car park itself!
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Old Friday 23rd February 2018, 22:12   #7
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I am used to finding crickets (scaly and otherwise) in California simply by turning over rocks across the suitable habitat. Perhaps this would be suitable at Chesil, if you can possibly find the exact part of the area that they live (I never could!). There was something else alongside the scaly crickets there that I could also not find, but I was looking for...A bristletail? Springtail? I can't remember.
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