The active mosquito gravid trap (AMGT) helps to capture full and half-gravid mosquitoes. These captures are helpful for various laboratory studies to study and analyze the blood feeding behavior of mosquitoes. The general ovitraps are not useful to capture gravid mosquitoes. Those ovitraps only serve as a depositor points for mosquitoes to lay the eggs. Once the mosquitoes layed eggs in the ovitraps they fly away. However, the present active gravid trap works by force sucking the mosquitoes that are coming near water for laying the eggs. The captures are alive and the ovaries could be used for cytogenomic studies. The unit comes with a black or any dark colored container preferably 10-15 lit capacity and an active fan mechanism to suck & release the mosquitoes into a cage. The unit comes with one cage where captured mosquitoes are kept captive until researcher isolate them. Additional cages can be bought separately so the previous collections can be carried to laboratory by replacing the additional unit for next day collections. This essentially avoid the need to isolate the captured insects in the field.
Contents: 1 fan assembly with a strategic metal plate, 1 cage, 1 unit funnel mesh, 1 unit water container, 1 battery. When bought four units at one go, a free auto-cut off charger will be provided along with the above contents.