Thread subject: :: Effective methods of capturing hymenoptera and diptera

Posted by ChrisR on 24-04-2007 09:47

I'd always recommend buying your first Malaise trap - but maybe I am just lazy? ;) They can be quite fiddly to make and it is always a good idea to have one in front of you to copy. :) The fabric tent is relatively straightforward to sew together but a good bottle attachment might involve some metalwork to make it sturdy ... though I'm not sure anything could withstand Kahis's Moose! :o The worst I ever had was a small deer that tore the tent to shreds ... but luckily it was the end of the season and the fabric had started to rot anyway :)