BUILDING FLIGHT INTERCEPTION TRAPS (FITs)
- by Nie Ruie
A transparent PVC plastic sheet (length×width=1.5 m×1.9 m), PCV container (length × width × height=1.5 m×1.9 m×0.1m), bamboo stick or plastic tube (2.5m), ropes, iron wire, waterproof glue. Tools: pliers, knife, a hole puncher, sickle etc.
The assembled FIT can be seen in the figure.
SDS+EDTA mixture (Pokluda et al 2014): final concentration 2% SDS and 0.1 mol/L EDTA (pH=8). For 1L mixture: 20 g SDS powder and, 37.2 g EDTA powder add water to fix the volume using NaOH fix pH=8.
Empty out the specimens with a sieve small enough to be able to move in the collecting container to scoop out of the preservation liquid.