Cereal pellet

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Cereal pellets are a mixture of barn, ground grain, sugar and the poison 1080. They are dyed green to deter native birds. They are often flavoured with a something such as cinnamon to mask the smell of the 1080 to possums. This scent also reduces their attractiveness to birds. The pellets range in size for 2 to 12 grams, and contain a concentration of 1080 at 0.15%.

Cereal pellets are a popular form of 1080 distribution due to their long shelf-life, easy handelling and degradation in the environment.