Passive Box Trap Diagram (image) Entomological Society of America Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers in Australia have tested modifications to two common types of mosquito traps to allow mosquito excreta, or liquid waste droplets, to be collected for virus detection. A diagram shows how passive box traps were modified: (a) feeding substance fixed with a magnet, (b) specimen jar holding a sponge, (c) a rope covered with plastic tubing to transfer water to the sponge, (d) bottle filled with water, (e) mesh preventing dead mosquitoes falling into the waste collection insert, and (f) an insert with nucleic acid preservation cards, which can preserve viral RNA at room temperature for later testing. Credit Dagmar Meyer/Journal of Medical Entomology Usage Restrictions Maintain attribution Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.