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    Overread  63763 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Aug 2012 - 2:04 PM

    Sooo someone might have a shiny new mothtrap (Heath kind) and I'm curious about the placement of the eggboxes inside. Is it best to place them inside as full trays of 6 or to cut up the cup segments and drop them instead. I've done some searching and it seems the former is the preferred option, however I'm sure I've seen some traps using the latter (heck I think I even saw one with its own sold plastic eggcups).

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    GarethRobinson
    GarethRobinson e2 Member 8992 forum postsGarethRobinson vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Aug 2012 - 2:35 PM

    the moths will hide inside the cup segments so don't rip them in bits.

    Glostopcat
    Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Aug 2012 - 3:11 PM

    Pm Ade Osmant, epzer "AdeOsman" he's the moth expert on this site, he will know the best solution to your quandry

    meercat
    meercat  5278 forum posts United Kingdom
    15 Aug 2012 - 3:49 PM

    I've always used larger sheets of egg boxes where possible, but I don't think it actually makes much difference to the moths, these are just so the moths can hide somewhere and feel secure. It is also often an idea (in good weather) to place some outside the trap, as you willl often get some that don't go in (also check well around the trap for this reason).

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    Overread  63763 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Aug 2012 - 8:18 PM

    Thanks for the suggestions guys Smile
    I'll keep in mind the point about putting boxes around the trap and not just within the trap itself!

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