Re: NANFA-- Minnow traps...

D. Martin Moore (
Thu, 31 Aug 2000 11:31:37 -0500

Quoth regarding Re: NANFA-- Minnow traps...:

> << I was intrigued by the trap Jan showed us at the convention. I've
> GOT to get one of those! >>
> Please tell us more details!

It looks like a small cloverleaf trap (maybe a foot square) made of
clear acrylic instead of wire. It has four "leaves" and a central tube
into which a cyalume stick is inserted. At the bottom is a
removable tray with wire screen at the bottom, so in order to
remove the fishes you simply pick up the floating trap and undo the
tray. Jan reports no mortalities among captives, and it seems to be
extremely efficient at attracting and capturing small phototropic


"Cry to it, nuncle. as the cockney did to the eels when she put
'em i' the paste alive; she knapped 'em o' the coxcombs with a
stick, and cried 'Down wantons, down!'"

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