Emergence Traps – Large Amphibious/Soil Emergence Traps
Two types of amphibious/soil emergence traps are available, both in the same size. The primary difference between the two emergence traps being the colour of the trap itself.
One purpose of emergence traps is to estimate population densities of insects. The trapping techniques of many emergence traps, however, involve in frequent visits to remove insects trapped inside.
These emergence traps are basically a floorless, closed tent plus a collecting head and a collecting bottle. It covers a ground surface area of about 1 by 1 metre.
Because the collecting system of this amphibious emergence trap adopts the design used in the Slam Traps (Sea, Land, and Air Malaise trap), it can be left unattended for a long period of time.
These traps are easy to assemble and are highly portable. When using them as a soil emergence trap, simply place the trap over the selected survey spot. Being about 110-cm tall, it provides enough height to cover small shrubs or potted plants. Use dirt to cover the flaps around the base of each side to keep inside all insects emerging from the soil.
Each trap has two large dome-shaped openings for easy access to the interior. In windy conditions, use tent pegs to stake down loops at the four corners.
One unique feature of either trap is its ability to float. By connecting 2 x Litre soda bottles (not included) and the special trap floating kit (EM1007 sold separately) to the trap, it can be transformed into an aquatic emergence trap for use in wetlands. (Please note: The EM1007 floating kit is not currently available – It is in the process of being redesigned – Please watch our website for availability).
Until the redesigned floating kit becomes available, one could possibly make their own floating kit by building a square frame from PVC plumbing pipes and tying the trap onto the frame. Rescue floats should be tied at each corner.
Each trap has two large dome-shaped openings for easy access to the interior.
Contents per Trap
- 1 x Emergence Trap
- 2 x Shock Corded Poles (309cm)
- 1 x Bottle Connecting Ring
- 3 x Collecting Bottles (500ml)
- 4 x Tent Pegs
- 1 x Carrying Bag
- Weight: 1.5 kg (includes all accessories)
- Colour: Black & White
- EBT24 Head Entrance – White Polyester – 96 x 26mesh/square inch
- EBT25 Head Entrance – Black with white head entrance
- Panels – Polyester (96 x 26 mesh square/inch)
- Support Poles – Shock-corded Fibreglass or Aluminium
- Collecting Bottle – Polyethylene
EBT24 Large Amphibious/Soil Emergence Trap – Black & White – 110x110x110 cm
The EBT24 trap has a black lower and white upper section primarily using 96×26 black & white screen.
The 108×32 screen is only being used in the neck connecting the top collecting bottle and the tent.
The white screen of this trap (96x26mesh/square inch) cannot tolerate long-term UV exposure. For traps with better UV tolerance, please consider using the EBT25 Black Amphibious/Soil Emergence Trap or contact us to customize this trap using stronger screen (108×32 mesh/square inch).
EBT25 Large Amphibious/Soil Emergence Trap – Black – 110x110x110 cm
The EBT25 is all black (96 x 26 mesh square/inch) except for the white 108×32 screen collecting head entrance. To boost insect catch, this amphibious emergence trap is black except for the white collecting head entrance.