** Attention Valued Customers,
In February 2012, we made a minor modification to our ez-Malaise trap. The supporting frames of re-modeled traps are much stronger structurally. The netting part of the new trap, however, is almost identical to the old model. Please note this change before making purchases.
One advantage of the Malaise trap is that it efficiently catches flying insects such as Hymenoptera and Diptera. Since it does not, by itself, attract insects, placement of a Malaise trap can significantly affect the number of insects caught. This Townes-style ez-Malaise trap is for scientists experienced with the hassles of setting up a Malaise trap when the ideal location has no trees to supply support.
Fast & Easy - Set Up ez-Malaise Trap in Minutes!
Of the same dimensions as our traditional Malaise trap, the ez-Malaise trap is improved by the addition of a framework of shock-corded poles, permitting quick installation. Simply hook clips onto provided poles. The ez-Malaise trap is nearly freestanding, requiring a minimum of two guy ropes. This timesaving feature is a lifesaver for those who need to deploy many Malaise traps in habitats where trees and bushes are hard to reach.
The Malaise trap is often viewed as a long-term sampling tool. Since this ez-Malaise trap is so easy to assemble, it can be repositioned anytime and used on a short-term basis.
If necessary, the ez-Malaise trap can be set up without provided poles. It comes with all the loops needed for traditional installation: supported with poles or hanging from trees.