TNAU Pitfall Trap
Pitfall traps are used for capturing insects active on grain surface and in other layers of grain. (Monitoring and mass trapping tool).
Standard Model : Standard model of pitfall trap has 2 parts, perforated lid (2 mm (or) 3 mm) and a cone shaped bottom portion.
Application of special coating with sticky material on the inner side of cone to hold trapped insects is necessary.
This procedure is tedious.
TNAU Model : TNAU model has perforated lid, cone shaped bottom which tapers into a funnel shaped trapping tube.
Hence sticky coating is dispensed with Commercial model is in plastic, simple and economical.
Easy to handle.