Small Berlese Funnel Trap
This versatile funnel was designed for use as a small insect collector or classroom demonstration unit. It has two 32-oz. clear styrene jars that can be unscrewed for access to the collector portion.
Ground litter or infested plant/tree material is placed in the upper, vented area and heated from sunlight coming through a window or lamp placed over the unit. To avoid heat and dryness, insects crawl downward and drop through the 1/4″ (.64cm) screen mesh and styrene funnel in the lower half. Live insects are trapped in the lower portion for observation, or the catch may be collected by partially filling the 2-oz. styrene jar with alcohol and placing it under the funnel.
Dimensions are 4-1/2″ diameter, 7-7/8″ high (11.4 x 20 cm).
BioQuip suggests using #2830 heat packs for collecting in areas where electricity is inconvenient or not avvailable.
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