Axle grease as an alternative adhesive for use on sticky traps.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Matina C. Kalcounis-Rüppell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: One of the more frequently used methods of sampling flying insects is the sticky trap. These traps are often used to evaluate the type and size of prey available for aerial insec-tivores, such as bats and birds (e.g. Barclay 1991; Brigham 1992). Non-attractant sticky traps are favoured because they are considered relatively bias-free, yielding a more rep-resentative sample than attractant traps (Service 1976). Sticky traps are versatile in that they are simple to construct and operate, portable, and relatively inexpensive. When using these traps, it is possible to sample insects economically in similar or different habitats and at various heights within habitats (Kunz 1988).

Additional Information

Publication
The Canadian Entomologist 124:561-562
Language: English
Date: 1992
Keywords
Axle grease, Adhesive, Sticky traps

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