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Moth traps and egg boxes?

Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
15 Aug 2012 2:04PM
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 11 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 2:35PM
the moths will hide inside the cup segments so don't rip them in bits.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
15 Aug 2012 3:11PM
Pm Ade Osmant, epzer "AdeOsman" he's the moth expert on this site, he will know the best solution to your quandry
meercat 9 278 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 3:49PM
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).
Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
16 Aug 2012 8:18PM
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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