Cane toads were introduced to Queensland in 1935 in a failed attempt to eradicate the cane beetle, and have had a devastating environmental impact across the country.
There are over 1.5 billion cane toads in Australia and they constantly breeding and spreading further and further.
In a world-first, Professor Rob Capon and his team have discovered a way to turn the cane toads’ own toxin against them, which has real potential to eradicate this pest.
"Cane toad tadpoles from one hatching are attracted to and feed on unhatched eggs, and we can hijack this behavior to specifically target and capture cane toad tadpoles." he said.
We have developed a mobile-phone application which allows you to setup baits and upload your tadpole catches. You can compare with each other and keep tabs on how everyone else is going.