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Simple Portable

Postby ron » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:00 pm

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Re: Simple Portable

Postby ron » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:13 pm

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Re: Simple Portable

Postby AlistairMurdoch » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:16 pm

Hi Ron,

your trap is certainly economical - what kind of battery will power it? A motorbike battery or suchlike? I am just thinking about what will hold enough power to keep it going all night. Our little heath trap battery would give up halfway through the night.

Not great weather for trapping I think. Had ours out a couple of days ago - usual tattered LYU's and some flame carpets - that was about it. Still hoping to get some late season moths if temp picks up,

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Re: Simple Portable

Postby IainH » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:58 pm

Hi Ron,

Very interesting to see your new trap coming together. To add to Alistair's questions: Will you add vanes at a later point to make it more like your previous trap? Does the strip light emit lots of UV? (I know nothing about electronics and about the different amounts of UV light that different bulbs emit.) What will your base be like? I trap with 12”x12”x12” boxes and 18”x18”x12” boxes. I find that latter holds a lot more moths: I guess they find it much more difficult to escape back out the funnel.

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Re: Simple Portable

Postby ron » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:22 pm

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Re: Simple Portable

Postby ron » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:57 am

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Re: Simple Portable

Postby AlistairMurdoch » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:13 pm

Hi Ron,

have you had any more traps out along the coast? Temperatures really dropping now, and petrol for double journeys expensive for maybe zero catch. However late season moths have to emerge sometime and you really never know what might turn up.

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