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Svalbard. Pictographic. Invertebrate. Database and. Educational. Resource.

Pitfall traps

For groups active on the surface pitfall traps are often surprising effective. Plastic cups buried with the lip flat with the soil surface and filled with water with a small A line of pitfall traps, Kongsfjord. The first trap has been dug up by either a polar fox or arctic skua.amount of detergent added. Animals such as spiders and springtails running around will accidently fall into such cups and be trapped.