Yesterday (09.10.13) I set up a pitfall trap near the Ancellor building. It’s baited with a small amount of liver, and I’m hoping it will attract a few of the various insects associated with decomposition – particularly the beetles.
My intention is to check and empty the trap regularly (every day if possible, but we’ll have to see), ID as far as possible the species found there, and post the results here at the end of each week. I’ll be leaving the trap set up for three weeks in total, until the end of October.
Suggestions are appreciated, and people are very welcome to join in – I’m more than happy for this to be a group thing. Let me know if you’re interested!