Pop-up Butterfly Bait Traps
This pop-up butterfly bait traps fits easily into backpacks for field trips. It is lightweight, .68 lb. (310 grams), and extremely small, 8.3″ diameter by 2″ thick (21 x 5 cm) when collapsed. The trap is made of 96 x 26 mesh polyester netting. It is 39.3″ tall (100 cm) with full-length (~90 cm) zippered side opening for removal of captured butterflies. It is held open by foldable rings 15″ in diameter (38 cm) at top and bottom of the black cylinder. The 1422 cone trap has a white funnel with 4″ diameter (10 cm) opening. A removable bait tray 7.8″ in diameter by 1,2″ deep (20 x 3 cm) is supplied for the trap. It hangs from ABS plastic hooks underneath the trap cylinder. If hooked correctly, this tray is wind resistant and does not come off the bait trap easily. To hook the tray to the cylinder, pass the hook through the hole in the tray so the open part of the hook is outside the tray. A 3.1″ (8 cm) skirt is sewn to the bottom. It can be folded up to adjust the gap between bait tray and bottom entrance as required. For a larger landing platform, simply attach cardboard or hard plastic sheeting (not provided) to bottom of the tray. A Nylon carrying bag is supplied.
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