** New modular design, each trap component can be purchased and replaced individually in case of loss or damage. To replace the collection head or fabric trap body, please refer to the manual “Trap Collection Head” included in the package for detailed instructions.
Malaise traps are used extensively in biodiversity surveys because of their potential for catching many taxa of airborne insects. However, entomologists have to overcome several innate shortcomings of the traditional Malaise trap: complex and time-consuming assembly and disassembly; poor mobility because of difficult installation; large, open area required for set up; and high cost. These disadvantages can greatly restrict the scope and use of the Malaise trap.
Installation of the large SLAM trap II is a breath of fresh air. It is self-supported and freestanding. The trap is easily clipped to a framework of shock-corded poles, requiring no additional support or guy ropes. The large SLAM trap is so simple to erect, that it will save time and effort for other important activities, especially when many traps need to be deployed. It is configured with cross baffles so that flying insects are collected from four sides, making wind direction and exposure to sunlight less of a concern when considering trap placement and orientation.
Improvise a flight interception trap (FIT) or window trap by placing the large SLAM trap over trays or ground cloths filled with preservatives.
Suspended in the air, the standard SLAM trap becomes an aerial Malaise trap. When dangled from trees, the standard SLAM trap can be elevated to any height to avoid obstacles in natural insect flyways such as high bush or grass. With loops sewn on the standard SLAM trap, several standard SLAM traps can be daisy-chained to sample all habitats from ground level to canopy at the same time.
Dimensions: L110 x W110 x H110 cm
Net Weight: 2.1 kilograms
Main Material: Knitted Mesh | Polyester
Mesh Size: 96 x 26 | 680 µm aperture