Victims inside Spartan Mosquito Eradicators

Per inventor of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator, mosquitoes are initially attracted to the CO2 released by fermenting sugar, enter the device through small (5/32") holes in the lid, drink some fluid, exit through the same holes, then later die when their stomachs rupture from combination of yeast-produced CO2 and sodium chloride.

As an avid follower of various gizmos that kill mosquitoes, I was curious whether I could find evidence of a mosquitoes entering the containers. My hypothesis is that the mosquitoes would never, ever crawl through a hole to get to fermenting sugar water. Especially something 5/32" in diameter. Never going to happen.

So I bought two for my yard (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania) and I've been taking photographs of insects and spiders that die within. The yellow card is not part of the device but I added it trap insects that might enter but that might not drown. Not shown are many, many small insects that drown and then rot into unidentifiable blobs. I haven't found a single mosquito.

Publicado por colinpurrington colinpurrington, 01 de agosto de 2019

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Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

Descripción

Found inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator (water, salt, sucrose, yeast solution).

More pics, several days later, at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29989799.

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 16, 2019 07:21 AM EDT

Descripción

Found inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. It had little difficulty walking on the sticky card, by the way, so it eventually escaped.

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

(Yes, I'm an idiot for not taking a front view that includes eyes and palps.)

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Mosca del Vinagre de Alas Manchadas (Drosophila suzukii)

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

Descripción

Found inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. So likely attracted to fermenting solution within (water, sucrose, sodium chloride, yeast).

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

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Moscas Y Mosquitos (Orden Diptera)

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

Descripción

Found inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. So likely attracted to fermenting solution within (water, sucrose, sodium chloride, yeast).

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

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Fóridos (Familia Phoridae)

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

Descripción

Found inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. So likely attracted to fermenting solution within (water, sucrose, sodium chloride, yeast).

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

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Fóridos (Familia Phoridae)

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

Descripción

Found inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. So likely attracted to fermenting solution within (water, sucrose, sodium chloride, yeast).

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

Descripción

Found inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. So likely attracted to fermenting solution within (water, sucrose, sodium chloride, yeast).

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

Descripción

Found inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. So likely attracted to fermenting solution within (water, sucrose, sodium chloride, yeast).

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

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Catarina Asiática (Harmonia axyridis)

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

Descripción

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Moscas Y Mosquitos (Orden Diptera)

Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Agosto 1, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

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Observ.

colinpurrington

Fecha

Agosto 1, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

Descripción

Approximately 1 cm long. Found swimming inside a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. It's now free.

Journal post: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/colinpurrington/26461-victims-inside-spartan-mosquito-eradicators.

Comentarios

Wow! You're kidding! So much for that contraption! I'm glad mosquitoes don't bother me!

Publicado por ken-potter hace más de 3 años (Marca)

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