Amphibious Emergence Trap - Black & White

  • Model:BT2008
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One purpose of emergence traps is to estimate the population densities of insects.  The trapping techniques for many emergence traps involve frequent visits to remove insects trapped inside.

This emergence trap is a free-standing, floorless cage supported by shock-corded poles with a collection head and bottle.  It is easy to assemble and highly portable.  Each trap has two large dome-shaped openings for easy access to the interior.  It covers a ground surface area of about one by one meter.  Because the collecting system of this emergence trap uses the same design as our SLAM traps, it can be left unattended for an extended period.

Place the trap over the selected survey spot as a soil emergence trap.  About 110 cm tall, this trap provides enough height to cover small shrubs or potted plants.  Use dirt or rocks to cover the flaps around the base of each side to keep all emerging insects inside.  In windy conditions, use included tent pegs to stake down loops at each corner.

One possible application of this emergence trap is to float it on water.  For example, connecting a PVC pipe frame and empty soda bottles at four corners of the trap can transform the trap into an aquatic emergence trap for use in wetlands.

Package Contents
x1 Fabric Trap Body
x2 Shock-corded Poles (L309 cm)
x3 Collection Bottles (x1 pre-installed)
x4 Guy Lines
x5 Alloy Pin Stakes
x1 Carrying Bag

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