Category Archives: Fall 2016

Death for DNA

This week there were not a lot of insects in the container.  The bugs that were in there were very small.  We think that the Malaise Trap is a very interesting experiment and are excited to be participating in it.  We do feel that it is not entirely accurate because the results will vary depending on the placement and weather.

– Hannah, Hannah, Ethan

Ethan observing the ethanol bottle of bugs.
Ethan observing the ethanol bottle of bugs.
Lots of little bugs.
Lots of little bugs.

Week 2, Day 2

Today we saw that the trap is still undisturbed and a wide variety of insects have fallen into the trap even though it is only the second day.  We were even lucky enough to see a bug fall into the trap!

– Ezra, Emma and Kali

Ezra is checking the level on the bottle.
Ezra is checking the level on the bottle.
Emma is recording observations.
Emma is recording observations.
Kali and Emma made sure the sign was obeyed and no one disturbed the trap.
Kali and
Emma made sure the sign was obeyed and no one disturbed the trap.

 

Group Entry, September 26

The day that we went out, it was raining rather hard, so moisture levels were high.  The first thing we did was check the tent and the ethanol bottle.  The amount of bugs was very limited.  In fact, we saw almost NO bugs.  Then, we took pictures of the trap and the surrounding area.

– Julia, Julia and Tavaughn

Week 2 bottle attached.
Week 2 bottle attached.

Start of Week 2

Today is the beginning of week 2.  We have just replaced the bottle in the trap.  The day is very miserable.  It is raining lightly and overcast.  The trap is under the tree which means it’s dry.  More bugs might be caught because they will want to stay dry and go under the tree where the trap is. – Jamie, Sophie and Noelle

Collection from Week 1
Collection from Week 1